Hotel Industry Releases New State Data Which Shows Significant Job Loss Without Additional Congressional Relief

Hotel Industry Releases New State Data Which Shows Significant Job Loss Without Additional Congressional Relief

RSVP to Attend Virtual Press Conference with AHLA CEO, State Association CEOs

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2020) – With Congress remaining gridlocked and failing to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is hosting a virtual press conference along with hotel industry leaders from California, Florida and Illinois where they will release a state-by-state breakdown revealing the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the hotel industry and the millions of jobs it supports.

Prior to the pandemic, hotels proudly supported 1 in 25 American jobs—more than 8.3 million in total. A recent AHLA member survey, conducted September 14-16, 2020, found that if Congress fails to pass another COVID stimulus bill, 74 percent of hotels would be forced to lay off additional employees, and two-thirds of hotels (67%) would not make it another six months.

Some of the hardest-hit states include California, Florida, Texas, and New York.

Please RSVP to


Chip Rogers, President and CEO of The American Hotel & Lodging Association

Lynn Mohrfeld President and CEO, California Hotel & Lodging Association

Carol Dover, President and CEO, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Michael Jacobson, President and CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association


Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT




About AHLA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the hospitality was the first industry impacted and it will be among the last to recover. That is why AHLA is committed to promoting safe travel while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide through the Safe Stay initiative. With an enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel guests and employees, hotels across America are ready to welcome back travelers when they are ready to travel. Learn more at

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