The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization comprised of 63 member hotels located in the city of Seattle. The Seattle Hotel Association works to promote the economic well-being of the hospitality industry in Seattle. To further this goal, the association partners with the Washington Hospitality Association, Visit Seattle, the Downtown Seattle Association and the Washington Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. The SHA supports strategies that encourage job creation in tourism and other industries, as well as a safe and clean city environment for residents, workers and tourists alike.
The purpose of the Seattle Hotel Association is to develop an effective working relationship between hotel member properties; promote the highest standards of the lodging industry among the association’s members; provide legislative and regulatory advocacy on matters pertaining to the lodging and tourism industry, and create a favorable climate that promotes the economic well-being of the hospitality industry in Seattle.
The Seattle Hotel Association is actively engaged in issues relating to the economic viability and safety of Seattle. The SHA is interested in civility issues, tourism promotion, job creation, transportation and education. The SHA also partners with Visit Seattle and the Downtown Seattle Association on issues affecting tourism and business in Seattle.
At the state level, the SHA works closely with the Washington Hospitality Association to ensure the lodging industry is well represented in Olympia. A representative of the SHA is a voting member on the Board of the Washington Hospitality Association. The president of the SHA is an advisory board member of Visit Seattle.