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

 

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

Education Foundation Board Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

Conflict Resolution: Lets Clear the Air!

As much as 60% of your time as a manager or supervisor can be spent dealing with conflict...or the consequences of avoiding it or addressing it ineffectively. Conflict is going to happen, even in the best of organizations or relationships. How well are you prepared to deal with it? You can improve your conflict resolution skills by applying the simple, yet effective, techniques and methods presented in this session.

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. 

Executive Committee Meeting

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 ...

Current Development in Hotel Franchise Agreements

More information coming soon... 

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

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

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.