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


The Changing Tipping Culture

This presentation will address the changing culture of tipping at various restaurants in SF and other cities. San Francisco restaurants including Bar Agricole and Tru Normand, along with East Bay restaurants Camino, Comal, and Duende, are abolishing tips in favor of a mandatory 20 percent service charge. Aster is opting to eliminate tips and a service charge altogether, with a plan to raise meal prices. Alimento, a Silver Lake restaurant, is likely the first in the nation to institute a separate line on all checks for discretionary gratuity for the back-of-the-house (kitchen) staff.

Executive Committee Meeting

June 2015 SFSDA Meeting

The June 5th meeting will be hosted by Jeff Ugot, Director of Security, W Hotel.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Hotel Owner Conference

Last year's Hotel Owner Conference was a huge success, so back by popular demand, join the California Hotel & Lodging Association June 11-12, 2015 for an exclusive conference held at the historic, state-of-the-art Silverado Resort & Spa, in the world famous Napa Valley. The conference will bring together hotel owners, brands, brokers, CEO's, and other hotel industry experts for a conference all about networking, deal-making and high-level education. The conference will provide a strategic forum to demonstrate your products, technology, and equipment; as well as discuss service solutions with hotel owners who are looking to grow their portfolio. Visit ...

California Travel Summit

The 2015 California Travel Summit (CTS) taking place this summer in beautiful Monterey and we cannot wait to welcome you to this inspirational destination. We know it will be an amazing conference, and combined with Monterey’s natural beauty, historical sites, and mild climate, we plan for you to have an extraordinary experience.

California Paid Sick Leave: Preparing for July 1st

Effective July 1, 2015, California employers, regardless of size, must provide eligible employees 24 hours or three paid sick days each year.  While many employers are aware of the requirement to provide paid sick leave, key details of this new law are often overlooked. This webinar will cover the basics of the new law, and address common misconceptions employers have in interpreting the new requirements.  

Current Development in Hotel Franchise Agreements

This webinar will focus on some of the key issues in the latest versions of the major franchisors’ license agreements, including: areas of protection; cyber-attacks and indemnification; liquidated damages; implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; permitted transfers and issues involving new build provisions (extensions, plan changes, royalties, and post opening capital expenditure ramp ups.)

Gov’t and Legal Relations Committee Meeting

Bed Bugs: What Can You Do About Them

This webinar will cover the realities of bed bugs including inspection, treatment, and monitoring options. We will also discuss some of the implications of this pest and how you can deal with them.

CABBI Council Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

Certified Wedding Venue Professional Class

CH&LA Members have been invited to attend the Wedding Planning Certification course presented by The Bridal Society, the Nation’s leader in wedding certification and training. CH&LA members receive $50 off the registration fee.

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee Meeting

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

Southern California Hotel & Lodging Conference

Join CH&LA and AAHOA for the best and biggest hospitality conference and trade show in Southern 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.

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

Nominating Committee Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

Annual Membership Luncheon & Stars of the Industry Awards

Join the California Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) as we honor the exemplary individuals and properties in the lodging industry! The 11th annual Stars of the Industry Awards will take place at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego on November 19, 2015. Check back for more information.

Board Meeting

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Innkeeping As a Profession

Dream of becoming an innkeeper? Don't miss Innkeeping As a Profession on January 30-31, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA. This two-day workshop provides you a behind-the- scenes look into the innkeeping lifestyle. Sessions include: Finding the perfect inn, financing, marketing, operations and more. You get to ask veteran innkeepers your toughest questions, as well as and attend the InnSpire opening reception and trade show.

InnSpire Conference & Trade Show

Join us January 31 - February 2, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott as we celebrate CABBI's 25th anniversary at the 2016 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠. Keep checking back for details and updates on speakers, room reservations and more! Click here for a recap of the 2015 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show℠.

HR in Hospitality Expo

The HR in Hospitality Expo will be held March 14-16, 2016, and is the only event specifically for HR professionals in your industry, making it your best opportunity to connect with colleagues who share your challenges during the networking reception and lunch discussions. Plus, you'll have time to visit exhibits about the latest products and services for the hospitality industry. Admission is free to qualified professionals.