CH&LA Celebrates One Year Anniversary Working with Petra Risk Solutions

SACRAMENTO, CA– The California Hotel & Lodging Association would like to celebrate the one year anniversary working with Petra Risk Solutions, CH&LA’s endorsed insurance provider.

Petra is the nation’s only insurance provider dedicated exclusively to the hospitality industry. Petra insures over 4,000 hospitality assets nationwide and offers customized hospitality-specific insurance programs.

“Petra Risk Solutions' customer service is beyond exceptional. They have a professional team that is responsive and feels like they are working exclusively for you. In addition to seeking the best quality insurance coverage at competitive prices, they also proved to be a valuable resource for safety training, understanding hospitality industry trends and responding to human resource and policy coverage questions. They are an invaluable resource to our hotel group.” said Bimal Patel, CH&LA board member.

“Pacific Plaza Hotels partnered with Petra Risk Solutions for our insurance needs in 2010.  Working with as many ownership groups as we do, we tend to keep our broker on their toes. Petra can handle it. Safety compliance and insurance issues in general can be a challenge in a small company like ours.  Petra makes it so much easier!” said Joanne Gootman, Administrative Manager, Pacific Plaza Hotels, Inc.

Petra also serves as an educational leader in the hospitality industry and maintains an extensive library of articles and white papers on issues important to the hospitality industry. A sample of these resources can be viewed on the web at

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About CH&LA

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its members include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns - California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at

About Petra Risk Solutions

Petra Risk Solutions is the nation’s only insurance provider dedicated exclusively to the world hospitality. We provide a broad range of customizable insurance programs that take into account the size, scale, and the future growth plans for your organization. Our expert team of senior risk managers and loss control managers offer on-site training, dedicated claims assistance, and industry-leading support for your hospitality-specific exposures. This full service approach to risk management and insurance allows our clients the freedom to return to the business of running their hotels. Petra Risk Solutions is on the web at