California Hotel & Lodging Association Honored for Outstanding Leadership and Growth

Denver, Colorado - The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the recipient of the Chairman’s Cup award for outstanding performance in membership development for 2012.

The Chairman’s Cup awards were presented during the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Summer Summit in Denver, Colorado.  Lynn Mohrfeld accepted the award on behalf of CH&LA's sales team which includes Ellen Anderson, Jason Kilpatrick and Jenai Wyatt.

“Congratulations to CH&LA’s team for winning the Chairman’s Cup Award.  Their expertise in the lodging industry is evident by their ability to continually provide members with significant value through timely information, strong advocacy, and relevant vendor programs.  We are lucky to have such a passionate and service-oriented staff, dedicated volunteer leadership and supportive members,” said Bimal Patel, CH&LA Chair.

The Chairman's Cup awards are given annually to AH&LA partner state associations making the most significant contributions to their state hospitality membership development and retention programs. The awards are given to states that have the greatest increase of rooms, percentage of rooms, and market penetration.

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About CH&LA

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its members include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns - California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at