Hotelier of the Year/Stars of the Industry Nominations Extended
Nominations are open for the KH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards and Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year Award. In addition to hotelier of the year nominees, we are looking for employees who are outstanding in these areas: Maintenance, Housekeeping, Front Desk and Food and Beverage.
This is a great opportunity to showcase a team member’s talent to the hotel industry statewide. The deadline is has been extended until September 15. Click here for the nomination form. Winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting on November 29 at the Embassy Suites Lexington.
Human Trafficking Initiative
Human trafficking is a crime federally and in all 50 states. It occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to compel another person to provide labor and services or engage in a commercial sex act. KH&LA is partnering with the KY Attorney General's office to educate our members on the issue and solutions. Click here for more info on human trafficking.
Prakash is one of five tourism advisors appointed by Senate President Robert Stivers and Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo. The subcommittee is co-chaired by Senator Chris Girdler (R) Somerset and Rep. Rita Smart (D) Richmond. In addition to the co-chairs, the subcommittee is comprised of twelve members of the Kentucky Senate and House.
The subcommittee; which meets monthly during the legislature’s interim period, hears testimony from various tourism interests from throughout Kentucky, discusses issues confronting Kentucky tourism and is authorized to make recommendations to the General Assembly. President Stivers has credited last year’s panel with initiating the process that ultimately resulted in the legislature’s appropriation of $18 million for upgrading Kentucky’s state parks.
US Department of Labor Updates Overtime Rules
Click here for DOL Fact Sheet. https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/nprm2015/factsheet.htmKH&LA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendar for the KH&LA Annual meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th at the Embassy Suites Lexington. This one-day meeting will be packed with practical information that hotel operators and owners alike can put into practice in their day-to- day operations. Presentations scheduled include:
An Update on Human Trafficking from the AG's office
Hotel Market Trends and Forecasts
Human Resources Issues in the Hotel Industry
The Greening of Hotels 2.0
Social Media Update
Annual Meeting Sponsorships
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the KH&LA Annual Meeting in November. This is an excellent way to reach your target market in a face-to-face setting. Details of the sponsorship opportunities are available here. http://www.kyhotellodging.com/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=727&pk_association_webpage=5050
KH&LA has partnered with a company that offers an online survey tool for hoteliers' and we are offering the service to our hotelier members for FREE.
Lobbylights is the premier wage and employee benefits survey tool for the hotel industry. Lobbylights compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employee wages as well as key employment information for hotel property managers. With Lobbylights, you can compare:
· The types of insurance and amount of coverage you provide compared to other hotels.
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