Events

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

 

Handbooks 101

10 Most Critical Policies Every Hotelier Should have in their Employee Handbook

As hoteliers it is always a challenge to stay compliant with, and ahead over, California’s many employment laws. One of the keys to maintaining compliance with California’s employment laws is to distribute a company handbook that carefully outlines various policies and procedures. In our webinar we will identify the 10 most important personnel policies that need to make it in your company handbook.

Board Meeting

Legislative Action Summit

On March 18, 2015, the California Hotel & Lodging Association, in conjunction with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns (CABBI), will host its 14th Annual Legislative Action Summit (LAS) at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Please check back for more information and registration details.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

What Google Wants: Mobile, Desktop and More!

With releases such as Panda, Penguin, and Pigeon, everyone is asking: what’s next?  What matters to Google now?  We will be covering the most important topics, testing tools and guidelines on Google’s radar at the time of the session.  The complexity of today’s website design goes beyond just the visual appeal of your Website.  The underlying code must meet Google’s guidelines, but at the same time provide a highly effective experience for both Mobile and Desktop users.

AH&LA 2015 Legislative Action Summit

For the first time ever, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association are joining forces for the AH&LA Legislative Action Summit and the NRA Public Affairs Conference. Our collective events will take place April 13-15, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This partnership is an incredible opportunity for our industries to come together in front of lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and demonstrate the strength and prowess of the hospitality industry. Collectively, we represent millions of employees and add billions of dollars to the economy. 

Hotel Council of San Francisco Hotel Heroes

CABBI Council Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference

CH&LA and AAHOA have once again partnered to bring the annual Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference.  This year the event is moving back to the DoubleTree San Jose. Each year this event gathers together over 300 hoteliers looking to be educated and to remain informed on a variety of industry topics and to attend the trade show. The general managers, hotel owners and other industry decision makers that attend are anxious to see and buy the latest new products and services the industry has to offer. 

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Executive Committee 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 ...

Gov’t and Legal Relations Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee Meeting

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

Nominating Committee Meeting

InnSpire Conference Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

CH&LA’s 2015 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.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

HR in Hospitality Expo

The HR in Hospitality Expo will be held March 16-17, 2015, 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.