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Hotel Industry to Spotlight Employee Superstars at its Annual Fundraiser

AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards - Night of a Thousand Stars
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) have selected finalists for the 2020 Stars of the Industry Awards, which recognizes the top hotel employees in the country. The winners will be chosen from more than 300 nominations from all sectors of the industry and across the country...

New Study Shows Economic Impact of the Lodging Industry

Economic impact of the lodging industry
The following article by Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA, originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of LODGING. For millions of travelers, hotels serve as a gateway to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But, for the communities the lodging industry operates in and the people it employs, its value extends far beyond its properties’ walls. A new study...

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week With AHLEF’s Shelly Weir

National Apprenticeship Week
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) have long seen the value in apprenticeship programs in hotels, and are deeply invested in providing solutions that empower hotel workers, teach important skills, and prepare them for a long career in the industry. This year alone, 500 properties in 42 states—plus Washington,...

AHLEF Scholarship Recipients Share Their Lodging Conference Experiences

At The Lodging Conference 2019, student attendees received scholarships from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHELF). The AHLEF scholarship recipients recently spoke with LODGING about their insights from the 25th Lodging Conference and the scholarships' impact on their educations. What does the AHLEF scholarship mean to you? Jessie Cheon: I’ve always wanted to attend college and get a higher education,...

Creative ‘Labor Pinch’ Solutions from the Lodging Conference

front desk workforce
At September’s Lodging Conference, among Concurrent Think Tanks was a panel discussion entitled ‘In a Labor Pinch? Working Smarter (Not Harder).’ Rosanna Maietta, who is executive vice president of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and president of its Foundation (AHLEF), shared with LODGING some highlights of their discussion moderated by S. Kirk Kinsell, principal of Panther Ridge Partners. “One of common...