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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Biden Administration Announces Winter COVID Plan

Today the Biden administration announced a number of new requirements aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The new measures include the following: Requiring all inbound international travelers to the United States (including Americans) be tested for COVID within...


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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NJDEP – Invitation to Comment on Rules for P.L.2020, c.24, Food Waste Recycling and Food Waste-to-Energy Production Law Stakeholders 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is convening the second of a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss the rule making processes associated with P.L.2020, c.24, New Jersey’s Food Waste Recycling and Food Waste-to-Energy Production Law. The focus of this meeting is Food Waste Generators: Part 2. The meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, online via the Microsoft Teams remote meeting platform. The meeting may be...

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2022 AHLA State of the Industry report

On Monday, AHLA will release our second annual 2022 State of the Hotel Industry. The report, which was written in collaboration with AHLA Silver Partner Accenture, highlights forecasted macroeconomic trends from Oxford Economics and AHLA Platinum Partner STR, reveals shifts in consumer and business sentiment, and profiles technology trends from AHLA Platinum Partner Oracle Hospitality. Top findings include: Hotel occupancy rates and room revenue are projected to approach 2019 levels in 2022...

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Hotel Industry Partners With It’s A Penalty for 2022 Super Bowl Campaign

We continue celebrating National Human Trafficking Prevention Month by hosting an event with more than 400 registered virtual and in-person attendees in partnership with It’s A Penalty, A2It's A Penalty video1, the California Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of Los Angeles, and major hotel brands to raise awareness of human trafficking in advance of Super Bowl LVI. The event, hosted at the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, featured remarks from IHG Americas CEO Elie...

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For First Time, DHS to Supplement H-2B Cap with Additional Visas in First Half of Fiscal Year

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2022.  These visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or before March 31, 2022. This supplemental cap marks the first time...

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Legislation Introduced Yesterday by Senate President Steve Sweeney

Imposes temporary surcharge on hotel occupancies in certain cities to fund public safety services. This bill imposes a daily $3 per room surcharge on hotel 16 occupancies in certain cities. The bill requires all surcharges to be 17 deposited into a public safety services trust fund and dedicated to 18 fund public safety services for each qualifying city. The surcharge 19 revenues are intended to supplement, rather than replace, 20 appropriations for public safety services that are supported by...

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Announcement of November 8 as the Start of a Safer, More Stringent International Travel Syste

Today, the Biden administration is announcing that its new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on November 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and travel across the Southwest and Northern land borders with Mexico and Canada. This puts in place a global international travel policy that is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent. Today’s announcement means that on November 8, foreign...

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

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