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San Francisco, Calif. – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2014 Stars of the Industry award winners this past Friday at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. The annual Stars of the Industry awards, presented by USA TODAY, are given out to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. The 2014 awards were given out for five property and six individual categories, as well as one industry supplier category.
San Francisco, Calif. - The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) elected its 2015 Board of Directors at its annual meeting this Friday, November 21 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The 2015 chair will be Terri Haack of Terranea Resort. In addition, the elected officers for the 2015 Executive Committee were announced as Tom Klein, The Fairmont San Francisco (Vice Chair); Richard Hill, Sheraton Grand Sacramento (Secretary/Treasurer); and Bimal Patel, CHA, Concept Hotels (Immediate Past Chair). Other members of the Executive Committee include René Boskoff, Monterey Marriott (Chair of the Gov’t & Legal Relations) who is a returning member and Laurenne...
A helpful 30-minute call on the Ebola virus response was conducted for U.S. Travel members last Thursday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Agency officials covered topics important to travel professionals, including the layered entry screening approach at select U.S. airports, clarification on transmission, and other related information. A recording of this call is available on U.S. Travel's website should you wish to listen to their comments.
Terri A. Haack has been named President of Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront Terranea Resort, a Destination Hotel. Known for its world-class hospitality, service and unparalleled guest experiences, Terranea is now celebrating its 5th anniversary and has grown into one of Southern California’s leading resorts under Haack’s leadership.
“We are delighted to appoint Terri to President of Terranea Resort,” said James Sabatier, president and chief operating officer of Destination Hotels. “Terri has been instrumental in developing and leading the team of talented and dedicated individuals at Terranea and successfully growing the resort from its financially tumultuous...
The Handlery Foundation is giving back to the hospitality community through a $5,000 donation to the California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) scholarship program. The Handlery Foundation has been an essential supporter of the CH&LA Education Foundation and its mission to foster the education of our future hospitality industry leaders. For two generations, the Handlery family has been a very active member of the California Hotel & Lodging Association for many years with Jon Handlery currently sitting on the board of directors.
The California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns Program Coordinator Jenn Wheaton, Receives International AwardAugust 3, 2014
Sacramento,Calif. -- Jennifer Flohr, CMP,CAE ofthe California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has officially began her term on July 1st after being sworn in at the Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISSN) Annual Gala to become the 2014-15 chapter president. The gala was attended by close to 200 industry professionals and was graciously hosted by the Lions Gate Hotel.
Sacramento, Calif. -- The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) announced 16 scholarship award recipients. These scholarships, along with the sponsorship of two Hospitality Conferences geared towards students’ continued education in the hospitality industry, total $23,000 for this year.
The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) announced 16 scholarship award recipients. These scholarships, along with the sponsorship of two Hospitality Conferences geared towards students’ continued education in the hospitality industry, total $23,000 for this year.
A record number of applications were received this year from students representing 13 high schools, community colleges and 4-year universities. The award recipients of these scholarships are exemplary students and are an asset to our industry. This year’s recipients come from the Cabrillo College, Galileo High School, Cypress College, MiraCosta College, San Francisco...
LA City Council Minimum Wage Hike for Hotel Industry Will Cost Jobs, Taxes & Future, Independent Study ShowsJune 26, 2014
Sacramento (June 26, 2014) -- A Los Angeles City Council proposal to expedite a minimum-wage increase for hotel workers would have serious negative consequences for hotel workers and the city’s economy, according to an independent study released today.
The City Council is considering a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour for hotel workers in 2015, making it the highest amount with the quickest implementation in the nation, according to the study by PKF Consulting USA.
The CH&LA Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) is pleased to announce the 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach has become the first property in California to achieve the distinction of being an AH&LA Certified Guest Service Property (CGSP). Innkeeper, Susan Nelson, received the award on behalf of the inn, in the presence of attendees of the Southern California Hotel & Lodging Conference held in City of Industry, CA. Presenting her with the award was CH&LA President & CEO, Lynn Mohrfeld.
SACRAMENTO, CA – California Hotel & Lodging Association Board Chair, Bimal Patel, CHA and partner with Concept Hotel Group in Menlo Park, has been appointed to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Government Affairs Committee. This is Bimal Patel’s second National board appoint this year, as he was appointed the American Hotel & Lodging Associations (AH&LA) Board of Directors in February.
The San Diego Tourism Authority has elected California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) Council Member and bed & breakfast owner, Ann Callahan as a member of their 2014 Board of Directors. Callahan joins the 29 member board comprised of San Diego tourism industry professionals and community stakeholders. These Directors work on behalf of the community to help guide the San Diego Tourism Authority drive visitor demand to the San Diego region.
Sacramento, Calif. -- High school hospitality students from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California took home the international title in the eleventh annual American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) International Hospitality & Tourism Management Competition (HTMP) for the second year in a row.
On April 1, 2014 the California Hotel & Lodging Association announced the launch of its newly redesigned logo. “It’s an exciting, more updated logo for an association that’s growing and evolving – an association that’s protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry, providing educational training and cost-saving programs for all segments of the industry, and for supporting strategic alliances to promote the value of California tourism and travel,” said CH&LA CEO Lynn Mohrfeld.