Hotel Leaders & 30,0000 Letters Reach Congress; Add Your Voice Now
The hotel industry is facing an abrupt and unprecedented drop in hotel demand that is gaining pace and getting progressively more severe every day. AHLA Members have sent over 30,000 letters to Congress to express the urgent need for Congress to act now to help support our workforce and allow hotels to continue to support communities.
Hotel Leaders Seek Urgent Industry Assistance from White House
Yesterday afternoon, hospitality leaders, including Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), Jon Bortz, AHLA Board Chair and chairman and CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, and Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, met with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and members of the cabinet to ask for urgent economic recovery assistance for the hotel industry, which has suffered major blows in the midst of the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Showing further COVID-19 impact, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 8-14 March 2020, according to data from STR.