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


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

Lodging Green & Sustainability Conference

The Lodging Green & Sustainability Conference is a three-day event at Aria Las Vegas that offers hotel owners and executives valuable information for creating and operating Eco-friendly and energy efficient lodging properties. Attendees will hear from thought leaders and experts in sustainability who will share insights about attaining green certification, implementing energy management best practices, and the benefits that come with investing in sustainable properties.

Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference

This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim and attendees will receive breakfast, and lunch where keynote speaker Mr. Ed Fuller of the Orange County Visitors Association will discuss some major industry changes focusing on the global market, an electronic copy of PKF Consulting’s 2015 Southern California Lodging Forecast and networking opportunities throughout the day.

Nominating Committee Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

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

Join us for the annual AH&LA Fall Conference held with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) and Boutique Design New York (BDNY) in New York. This is your opportunity to network at the longest running and most comprehensive trade event for the hospitality industry. Complimentary registration is offered to AH&LA members for the IHMRS & BDNY shows as well as educational programming.

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

Women In Lodging Luncheon

Join us for a Women in Lodging networking luncheon on Thursday, November 20th to increase your Linkedin knowledge.  Learn how to eliminate cold calling and to engage customers and prospects.  Melissa Washington will explain how to become brand ambassadors, how to up your engagement, search for employment opportunities and to locate talent.  This luncheon is perfect for sales, marketing, social media, general managers and human resources positions and everyone else looking to up their LinkedIn knowledge.

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee/CHALPAC Meeting

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.

Google Analytics 101

Have you already set up your free Google Analytics account but are unsure of how to find the data that’s really useful to your business? In this webinar, Liz guides you through identifying your audience, how visitors are finding your website, which pages your visitors like and which pages could use improvement, and what actions they’re taking on the site.

Education Foundation Board Meeting

Local Associations Gov’t Relations Call

2015 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show

Check for event updates.

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.