Election Day

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As the air grows cooler and the leaves change color, another pivotal fall moment is quickly approaching: the midterm elections. On November 6, voters...
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Four Hospitality Leaders Give Tips on Connecting with Congress

During the 2018 Legislative Action Summit, hospitality industry leaders from AHLA and the AAHOA shared their advice for hoteliers when meeting with elected officials...
Human Trafficking

Awareness and Training Are Key in Combating Human Trafficking

When I first started working at the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), I received a call from a Senate office asking what our...
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Hoteliers To Meet With Lawmakers at 2018 Legislative Action Summit in Washington, D.C.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) kicked off their two-day 2018 Legislative Action Summit (LAS)...

Allen Hermansen Donates $5,000 to AHLEF 2017 Giving Campaign

Washington, D.C.—Allen Hermansen contributed $5,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation’s (AHLEF) 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. This is Hermansen’s fourth personal gift...
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AHLA’s “Search Smarter” Campaign Teaches Consumers About Fraudulent Booking Practices

The hotel industry has been a pioneer as the digital landscape has evolved over the decades, becoming one of the first industries to move...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...