The California Hotel & Lodging Association produces and participates in many types of events for the benefit of our members and the industry.  From speaking at local industry meetings to statewide conferences, CH&LA seeks to educate and inform the lodging industry on the latest issues and opportunities.

We’re always adding educational events to keep the industry updated, so please be sure to keep checking back!

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"CH&LA's seminar series, Disaster Preparedness, was very timely and provided industry-specific examples, crisis planning, and opened up a dialogue with emergency planning personnel that was invaluable to those in attendance."

Jim Kelly
Regional Director, Loss Prevention
Marriott International


Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

The American’s with Disabilities Act: Service Animals at your Hotel

Despite existing Department of Justice regulations on the definition of a service animal, many hoteliers and their guests still have questions about such areas as cleanup fees, property access, and defining who is allowed to have an animal. As we mark the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), join this important Webinar during which these and more questions will be answered. Discuss new regulations addressing miniature horses and how they apply to the lodging industry, pick up some quick tips, and learn which questions you can and cannot ask about service animals.

Counseling, Disciplining, and Terminations - Best Practices for Avoiding Risks

Disciplining employees is a difficult part of supervision and management and one that no manager wants to face. However, when it is necessary, employers need to know how to do it properly, effectively - and legally. Join HR Ideas for an educational webinar where you'll learn best practices for disciplining, counseling and, if necessary, terminating an employee.

2014 Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference

Join CH&LA and AAHOA on August 21 for the best and biggest hospitality conference and trade show in Northern California. This one-day of education, industry trade show and networking is free to all hotel staff. Each year over 500 hoteliers attend this special event to get educated on a variety of industry topics and to attend the trade show to see and buy the latest new products and services.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee Meeting

Financing Hotel Projects from $500,000 to over $25,000,000

Join CH&LA and CDC Small Business Finance for an essential webinar, and hear successful hospitality project examples from the Nation's largest SBA Lender, find out why hotel financing in CA has increased 300% over last year, learn how you can take advantage of 85% fixed-rate financing on multiple hotel project and much more.

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

AH&LAEF Golf Classic

At the 27th Annual AH&LEF Golf Classic, we'll play four days of golf, make great contacts, and provide invaluable support to the Foundation.  Now that's what we call a business meeting.

7 Tips for Attracting Hotel Guests with Pinterest

Pinterest is becoming a powerhouse in the world of digital marketing. The visual network has 60 million global active users around the world, with over 1 in 3 American women on Pinterest. Pew research has reported that 28% of Pinterest users have a household income of $75,000 or more. In this webinar, you will learn what Pinterest is, who is using Pinterest, and what the benefits are. You will then receive 7 tips for how to use Pinterest to attract hotel guests

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Nominating Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

AH&LA Fall Conference & International Hotel/Motel Restaurant Show

To Outsource or not to Outsource: That is the Question

This webinar will cover the outsourcing of entire departments by hotel properties and the potential liabilities involved from a risk management and employment law perspective including, but not limited to, joint employer liability, indemnification, correct classification of employees vs. independent contractors, pros and cons of the practice and other considerations.

Executive Committee Meeting

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee/CHALPAC Meeting

Women In Lodging Luncheon

Board of Directors Meeting

Annual Membership Luncheon & Stars of the Industry Awards

CH&LA’s national affiliate, the American Hotel & Lodging Association created the Stars of the Industry awards program more than 40 years ago to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. Today, the concept remains the same — to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry.

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

Education Foundation Board Meeting

2015 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show

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