Short-term rental

Battling Illegal Hotels

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has been heavily engaged in the debate over short-term rental properties currently playing out in cities and...
Seattle

Washington State Appeals Court Strikes Down Seattle Initiative 124

SPOKANE, Wash.—The Washington State Court of Appeals on Monday, Dec. 24, invalidated Seattle Initiative 124, a ballot measure passed in 2016 affecting hotel employees...
Hotel Industry Employees

AHLA Releases 2019 Policy Priorities, Urges Congress, Administration To Work Together To End Shutdown

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released its 2019 policy priorities, Policy Solutions for Our Workforce, Communities, and Guests, which highlights the...
Election Day

Get Counted

As the air grows cooler and the leaves change color, another pivotal fall moment is quickly approaching: the midterm elections. On November 6, voters...
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...
U.S. Capitol, Congress

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...
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Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
New York City

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...
Linens

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
Hotel security

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....
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