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

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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...


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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Two Important Business Travel Developments

We’ve heard consistently from our members about the devastating impact pandemic-related decreases in business travel, meetings and events have had on hotels. There have been two important recent developments on that front: First: A new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of AHLA finds that sentiment around business travel is shifting, with 77% of business travelers and 64% of workers agreeing that it’s more important than ever to bring back business travel. Read more here. Second: An...

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NJ Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags & Polystyrene Foam Food Containers – count down to May 4, 2022

Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer. For more information...

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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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