New Jersey Hotel & Lodging Association


An association of hotel owners, motel owners, and general managers in New Jersey that provides assistance with operations, education and communications.


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Allied Membership 

Companies that provide a product or service to the hospitality industry.

Allied Partnership

Allied Partner status is the highest level of the Allied Program.

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Covid Travel Test Requirement Lifted

Dear AHLA Member, In a huge win for the travel industry, the Biden Administration announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will lift its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S. beginning at...


Tell the Senate: Pass Bipartisan Tax Package by Tax Day!

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan tax package earlier this winter. It’s time for the Senate to pass critical tax relief! Tell your Senators to pass the Bipartisan Tax Package by Tax Day, April 15, to support hotel industry businesses and workers. We need to send 2,000 letters to Congress! Can you help us? Background In 2017, Congress passed historic tax cuts for American businesses and workers. These have started to expire. H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and...

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NJDOL Raises Awareness, Focuses Enforcement on Panic Device Law

Upcoming Webinar Offers Guidance to Hotel Employers on How to Comply, Keep their Employees Safe TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced today that will be conducting a focused effort on enforcement of the statewide Panic Device law that helps protect housekeeping and room service staff who work alone in guest rooms. NJDOL is also partnering with the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association to co-host a webinar at 11 am on Feb. 22 to...

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Report: Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue to reach new highs in 2023

Contact:Curt Cashour, 202-289-3149; ccashour@ahla.comReport: Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue to reach new highs in 2023 Hotels on hiring spree to meet demand as occupancy nears 2019 levelsClick here for state-by-state hotel tax revenue projectionsClick here for state-by-state hotel employment projectionsClick here for state-by-state hotel occupancy projectionsWASHINGTON (Feb. 21, 2023) – Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue will reach new heights nationally ($46.71 billion)...

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AHLA statement on FY23 omnibus appropriations bill

Contact: Curt Cashour, 202-289-3149; AHLA statement on FY23 omnibus appropriations bill WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2022) – American Hotel & Lodging Association President & CEO Chip Rogers released the below statement following House and Senate passage of the FY2023 omnibus appropriations bill. “The FY23 omnibus appropriations bill contains a number of important wins for AHLA members, including the Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act, or TourBus – a major focus of AHLA’s lobbying...

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Breaking: AHLAF Boosts Workforce Development Programs

Dear AHLA Member, To combat the ongoing labor shortage, the AHLA Foundation is entering a formal partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps – first of its kind for Job Corps and for the hospitality industry at large – to ignite the hospitality workforce.     Tell Me More: This collaboration will provide Job Corps students access to hotel jobs and AHLAF’s flagship apprenticeship program – an industry-driven, competency-based initiative that offers pathways to becoming a lodging...

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BREAKING: GSA Increases Per Diem Rate

Dear AHLA and HotelsACT Members, I’m proud to share with you that this morning, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the new FY2023 per diem rates for government travel in the Continental United States (CONUS). GSA increased the standard CONUS per diem rate and has set all Non-Standard Area (NSA) rates at or above the FY2022 rates. These rates are available at the GSA website now. We are extremely grateful to the GSA for working with AHLA and recognizing the lingering, and...

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AHLA’s 2022 Midyear State of the Hotel Industry Forecasts 2022 Nominal Room Revenue, State & Local Taxes Will Exceed 2019 Levels Download the report here View Hotel Room Revenue by State View State and Local Hotel Tax Revenue by State WASHINGTON (July 27, 2022) – Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American...

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AHLA, AHLAF, ICHRIE Announce Partnership to Grow Workforce

AHLA, AHLAF, ICHRIE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO GROW WORKFORCE WASHINGTON (June 15, 2022) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the AHLA Foundation, and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) today announced a new strategic partnership, with the shared goal of growing the future workforce of the hotel and hospitality industry. The announcement comes at a critical time for the hotel industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Dear Stakeholders, The Department has recently updated its website related to Food Waste Recycling. The Department has developed a Frequently Asked Questions document, which can be accessed online at: In addition, the Department has updated its website to include the large food waste generator reporting form, which can be accessed online at If you are subject to the Law, please submit this form to the...

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Ban the Plastic Bag Promotional Materials

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022 NJ businesses urged to prepare for new requirements that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products, and limits plastic straws Do you run a grocery store or retail outlet that distributes plastic or paper carryout bags to customers, or a food service business that provides plastic straws and polystyrene foam clam-shell takeout containers and other products?...

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Important Links

Interview with Joseph McInerney, President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association

National Bed Bug Symposium Info & Flyer

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