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CEOs Talk COVID-19 Relief Measures and Advocating as an Industry at AAHOACON 2020

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA, and Cecil P. Staton, president and CEO of AAHOA, discuss COVID-19 relief efforts and more at AAHOACON 2020.
  Kicking off day two of the 2020 AAHOA Virtual Convention & Trade Show, three CEOs of hospitality and travel associations reviewed legislation impacting the industry during the pandemic, the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts to help hoteliers stay afloat through the crisis, and how their organizations are coming together to advocate for the industry. Cecil P. Staton, president and CEO...

AHLA Responds to President’s Executive Orders

White House
On Saturday, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders that extend unemployment benefits and support those impacted by COVID-19. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) applauds the Executive Orders and released the following statement from its president and CEO, Chip Rogers: “Millions of America’s hotel workers remain out of work as our industry struggles to survive the pandemic. We applaud the...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Joins AHLA’s The Forum Speaker Series to Discuss COVID-19 Relief

On Wednesday afternoon, the latest edition of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s The Forum Speaker Series featured AHLA president and CEO Chip Rogers, Choice Hotels president and CEO Pat Pacious, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. The three discussed COVID-19’s effect on the hotel industry and the economy, including potential relief packages, pain points...

Chip Rogers and Brian Crawford on AHLA’s Day of Action

U.S. Capitol
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) declared last Wednesday, July 29, a national day of action, which AHLA called "Save Hotel Jobs," for hoteliers across the country to reach out to their congresspeople and urge them to pass additional stimulus relief. LODGING connected with AHLA's Chip Rogers, president and CEO, and Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government...

AHLA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan HOPE Act

U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) on Wednesday released a statement in support of H.R. 7809—the Helping Open Properties Endeavor Act, or HOPE Act. Representatives Van Taylor (R-Texas), Al Lawson (D-Fla.), and Andy Barr (R-Ky.) introduced the bipartisan legislation to provide borrowers of commercial mortgages with financial assistance through the HOPE Preferred Equity lending facility....