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

 

New Tech Trends

Raj will discuss how to incorporate new technology trends to get the most out of your digital marketing while finding new ways to appeal to guests, increase occupancy and guest satisfaction while improving operational efficiency.  IoT, check-in kiosks, In-room touch screen controls, robots, WiFi, apps, amenities and more.

California Travel Summit

Visit Caltravel.org for more information.

Resilience and Microgrids in the Hospitality Industry

Increasingly, facilities are having to deal with the consequences of an aging electric grid - from brownouts to blackouts. Even properties with stable grid power are seeing dramatic utility rate increases and trying to figure out how to be more independent of the grid. In this webinar, we will review what it means to operate a microgrid and provide a brief overview of the current energy technologies on the market. Based on Regatta's experience with solar, battery storage and cogeneration, we will talk about how alternative technologies can work together to reduce bills, help the bottom line and make hotels more resilient.

CABBI Council Meeting

SFSDA Meeting

Jason P. Brown, Fisher & Phillips LLP will be covering "Cannabis and the workplace: preparing for recreational use in 2017."

Accessible Elements in Hospitality for Hotels & Lodging

Join CH&LA for a one-day seminar that will be present a deep dive into the important issues concerning accessibility in hotels. This advanced accessibility training seminar will feature a certified access specialist (CASp) who will provide vital information about the many diverse accessibility elements in your property. 

CH&LA Board of Directors Meeting

Whats Next for Hotel F&B Operations

F&B has become a leading factor in developing a hotel’s personality, creating a sense of arrival and destination, and differentiating outstanding properties. What does the future of hotel dining look like? How can hoteliers convert their F&B into a foremost guest amenity, while simultaneously creating a dining destination for local clientele? Join Rafe Gabel, the Vice President of Operations at Puccini Group, for this webinar, which will explore how hotels can future-proof their existing F&B operations to stay competitive and relevant in today’s market.

SAFE - Security Alliance Forum & Expo

Join California hospitality professionals for a full day of security training and updates. This one-day conference is jam-packed with networking, education and a security expo that will showcase products and services for security professionals

Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee/CHALPAC Meeting

CABBI Council Meeting

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

Visit ahla.com for updates and details.

CH&LA Board of Directors Meeting

Education Foundation Board Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting & Stars of the Industry Awards

On December 1, 2017, join the California Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) as we honor the exemplary individuals and properties in the lodging industry! The Annual Stars of the Industry Awards will be held at The Westin Verasa Napa in Napa, CA.

Innkeeping As a Profession Workshop

Dream of becoming an innkeeper? Don't miss Innkeeping as a Profession on January 20-21, 2018 at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, 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 attend the InnSpire opening reception and marketplace. 

InnSpire Conference & Marketplace

Join the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns for the 2018 InnSpire Conference & Marketplace. We're heading to Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite January 21-23, 2018 for the west coast's premier B&B and boutique inn industry event. Join innkeepers from around California and neighboring states for three days of education, networking and fun. Shop our award-winning marketplace and meet the industry's leading suppliers. There's something for everyone at InnSpire, so bring your staff and make the most of this annual event.