Minimum Wage Ordinance Opposition
KH&LA has joined with almost 20 other organizations in opposition to Louisville's proposed minimum wage increase. For complete details concerning the issue and the groups involved, click here.
 
2014 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendar for November 19 at the Hilton Lexington Downtown for the KH&LA Annual Meeting. Complete details are available here. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Per Diem Rates for 2015
US General Services Administration has established per diem rates for 2015. Click here for details.
 
Stars of the Industry Awards Nominations
The call for Stars of the Industry and Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year award nominations is out and we are looking for your input. Is there someone in your organization you would like to nominate for one of these awards? In addition to the Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year Award, we are seeking stars of the industry in the following categories: Maintenance, Housekeeping, Front Desk and Food & Beverage. Click for details. Application

President's Message
By Dan Fay

We’re re barely into the Fall Season, and the politicos are already busy creating problems for our industry. 

The Louisville City Council is considering a minimum wage ordinance.  As you know, the impact of the minimum wage is to ultimately force wages up across the board, resulting in staff reductions in order to maintain profitability. The Louisville measure will also create problems for many hoteliers, with different wage requirements in different parts of the state.  Ultimately these higher costs will result in lost revenues and workforce reductions.   

The Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association has joined efforts lead by the Kentucky Restaurant Association, and endorsed by numerous other associations, to oppose this ordinance.  Attached is a copy of the Position drafted by the Kentucky Restaurant Association, for your perusal. 

Member News
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Our Mission

The mission of the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association is to be the voice of the lodging industry, providing representation at the state level in governmental affairs, education, communications, diversity and value-added services.


Economic Impact of Hotels

The hotel industry facilitates commerce in the statewide economy and its economic impact is quite significant. Consider the following: Panel content
* There are more than 500 hotels in state representing more than 55,000 rooms
* The hotel industry in KY employs almost 17,000 people* Hotels represent an economic impact to the state of more than $2.5B annually
* Hotels in KY generate more than $1.4B in revenue
* The hotel industry in the state generates a payroll of more than $490M
* Almost $300M in various taxes are generated by the hotel industry in Kentucky
* The real estate value of hotels in the state is $4.6B
* The hotel industry is part of the broader tourism and travel industry, which contributed over $12B to the state’s economy in 2012.