American Hotel & Lodging Association
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AH&LA provides active advocacy, clear communications, and educational empowerment for this vital industry.
• Managing over 4.9 million rooms
• Employing more than 1.8 million
• Welcoming 4.7 million guests every day
• Generating $1.3 trillion in travel revenue
• Creating $155.5 billion in lodging sales revenue
• Raising $129 billion in business travel tax revenue annually
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953, the American Hotel &Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), a non-profit organization, is committed to investing in the workforce development of the hospitality industry. For over 60 years, we have provided hospitality education and training solutions to those preparing for hospitality careers and those already working in the industry. Because we are the training and education arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, we have a clear vision of what the industry needs and how to prepare people to succeed in this vibrant field. Direct industry input goes into the development of every one of our products, ensuring that the knowledge you gain is up-to-date, practical, and accurate. Leading hotel brands, management companies, hospitality schools, convention bureaus, and associations around the world turn to AHLEI for hospitality education and training resources and professional certification. More than 2,000 universities, colleges, vocational technical schools, high schools, and government agencies worldwide use AHLEI courses, textbooks, and supplemental media assets in their classroom. As the certifying body for hospitality, several of our training programs feature portable, stackable, industry-recognized certifications that provide participants with tangible recognition for their skills and knowledge.