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Hotel cleaning ordinances surface in several cities

Ordinances mandating increases in hotel cleaning, training and employee equipment have surfaced in several major cities. Both ordinances have been proposed since the coronavirus pandemic; an ordinance in San Francisco has passed while another in Phoenix was proposed but pulled off an introduction calendar amid blowback by the hospitality industry.  To read more about the […]

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Coronavirus Resources & Relief Programs for Businesses

Coronavirus Resource Guide A comprehensive searchable guide to information and answers for your business including operations and best practices, relief packages, employee support and more. Click here. Public Health Resources and Information: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Washington Hospitality Association – Coronavirus updates for King County members Seattle King County Public Health  With […]

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Coronavirus Updates & Guidance

Re-opening Your Hotel? DOH offers guidelines for restarting water systems that have been shut down for coronavirus to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Many businesses have shut down or have been using their water systems sparingly during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order. This lack of use can contribute to the growth of Legionella and other pathogen and […]

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Seattle Hotel Association Announces “Sustainable Shower” Initiative.

  Seattle Hotel Association Announces  “Sustainable Shower” Initiative. Hotel association representing more than 16,000 rooms outlines goal to eliminate single-use plastic containers in guest room showers. Initiative supported by Seattle Public Utilities and Earth Day Northwest 2020   Seattle, WA—In an effort to start a new decade with a clear statement and action toward sustainable […]

ERIC to Challenge Seattle Hotel Worker’s Ordinance Concerning HealthCare Payments

This fall, the Seattle City Council passed a series of hotel worker ordinances, including one requiring healthcare expenditures by large hotels and ancillary businesses.  The ordinances were passed in lieu of I-124, which faced legal challenges. Meanwhile, in August of 2018, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court by the Employee Retirement Income Security […]

Seattle Hotel Association Issues Statement After Seattle City Council Vote on Hotel Worker Legislation

                          Contact:  Jacque Coe, APR 425-351-0082 jacquec@wahospitality.org   Seattle Hotel Association Issues Statement  of Disappointment and Frustration After  City Council Passage of Hotel Worker Legislation   ‘For the past twelve weeks, Seattle’s hotel industry has been offering solutions, data, tours of hotel operations as well as input and feedback to councilmembers to address the […]

Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Seattle Hotel Association’s favor

The Washing State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling is on the case that AHLA, Washington Hospitality Association and the Seattle Hotel Association originally filed in 2016, shortly after I-124 became law. The city has […]

Businesses are open during Seattle Squeeze. Are you ready?

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout the area. Our businesses remain open, and we’ll keep you updated on the information you will need in the coming months. We’re also looking for […]