The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has released an updated version of the AHLA Safe Stay Guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel employees and guests. The health and safety of all employees and guests remains the top priority for […]
Join your fellow members and peers at our Spring meeting. The meeting will start at 3 p.m. and wrap up by 4:30 p.m. at the latest. The agenda will consist of: Tom Norwalk with Visit Seattle will present on the future of tourism and the anticipated timeline of recovery.Former councilmember Tim Burgess will present on […]
Your government affairs team worked with them on ways to address commercial property taxes for impacted hospitality members last year.
Compliance with Seattle laws and municipal codes is the responsibility of each individual business owner and operator.
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application portal officially reopens Jan. 11, when the SBA will accept “first-draw” loans from small businesses yet to receive a PPP loan and only from lenders SBA has identified as “community financial institutions.” SBA has defined those as community financial institutions as: · community development financial […]
The City of Seattle has opened applications for direct cash assistance for hospitality workers living and working in Seattle who’ve lost jobs or income due top the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office says $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is available. This funding is part of the Mayor and City Council’s announcement last month […]
In a unanimous vote, the King County Council has approved $8 million in CARES funding to support a county-wide tourism recovery campaign. The goal is to drive more business, foot traffic and overnight visitors to the region. The fall campaign will launch in the early October in partnership with the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority. […]
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has released adjusted rates for 2021 healthcare expenditures required by the Improving Access to Medical Care Hotel Employees Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 14.28. This applies to Seattle hotels or motels with 100 or more guest rooms or an “ancillary hotel business” of 50 or more employees worldwide. […]
A new national Morning Consult survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) lists face coverings, request-only guest room cleanings and use of technology as the top three priorities of frequent travelers.
Ordinances mandating daily cleaning of hotel guest rooms have surfaced in several major cities. Both ordinances have been proposed since the coronavirus pandemic; an emergency ordinance in San Francisco has passed while another in Phoenix was proposed but pulled off a city council introduction calendar. In early July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed […]