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We want our members to get the most for their money on things that will enhance their business. The OH&LA has negotiated discount prices on certain things, keeping you and your employees in mind!?

Smith Travel Research
STR is the recognized leader when it comes to the latest lodging industry statistics.
AHLA Educational Institute
AHLAEI provides valuable discounts on professional hospitality certification in all facets of the industry.
Credit Union Membership
As an OH&LA member, you're automatically eligible for full-service banking opportunities from Tinker Federal Credit Union.
Business Expense Discounts
Staples provides properties with substantial savings on everyday business expenses like office supplies.
LobbyLights is the hospitality industry's trusted source for comparable wage and benefit data.



Smith Travel Research (STR)
STR is the source for premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. The hotel industry is the cornerstone of our business and we receive data from more than 52,000 hotels in over 185 countries around the world. We provide data that is confidential, reliable, accurate and actionable. Our comprehensive reports help our clients to strategize, make better business decisions and compete within their respective markets. But the work we do goes beyond the numbers. Every day, we empower people and their businesses to reach new heights.

STR has partnered with the OH&LA to offer their members a complimentary monthly report showing the latest monthly and year-to-date performance for the U.S., West South Central Region, Oklahoma and Oklahoma’s metro areas. The STR partnership is also valuable as it offers a link for OH&LA members to receive various discounts on other STR reports.

For further details and to discuss how STR might assist you, please contact them at 615.824.8664 or via email
AH&LA Educational Institute
Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, including:
  • hotels
  • food & beverage establishments
  • spas 
  • trainers
  • hospitality educators
  • hotel suppliers
In order to become certified by EI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through EI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Johnson at (517) 318-2359 or via email at
Tinker Federal Credit Union Membership
As an employee or active member of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association you and your family are automatically eligible for membership at Tinker Federal Credit Union, where you can take advantage of the following opportunities:
  • full-service banking
  • low loan rates
  • lower fees
  • higher dividends
  • free online account access
  • free BillPay
  • free e-statements
  • check images
To take advantage of these new benefits, contact your local Tinker Federal Credit Union, or call 1 (800) 456-4828.
Staples Business Advantage
The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association are proud to announce a strategic partnership with Staple Business Advantage. This program is designed to provide your properties with substantial savings on everyday business expenses like office supplies. This program offers an average discount of 60% off manufacturer list prices on items featured in Staples special Low-Priced catalog and an average 40% off their large stock catalog.

There are three easy ways to register your property today: FAX the following info to Joseph Yanco at (781) 793-9444, call him at (603) 881-7014, or email Please have the following information ready: Property Name, Your Name, Address, Phone, Fax, E-mail and # of catalogs needed.
OH&LA is happy to announce that we've invested in our newest member benefit so that you don't have to - LobbyLights wage and benefit survey! LobbyLights is a total compensation survey specifically designed for the hospitality industry. Once you complete the short survey you will gain access to wage and benefit data to use for: 
  • Comparing your wages and benefits with your comp set
  • Providing budget reports to corporate or your management company
  • Budgeting
  • Hiring
  • Lowering labor costs
  • Lowering turnover
  • Staying competitive in your market
 A representative from LobbyLights will reach out to you in the coming days to answer any questions you have and assist in completing the survey.

In the meantime, if you want to get started on the survey and gain access to the wage and benefit data here are the instructions:
  1. Go to
  2. Create your account
  3. Enter your property information
  4. When prompted to "pay" enter the discount code OK18 to offset the cost to zero
  5. Click begin survey or start later
Kindly reach out to Kevin Conway by phone 216.503.0076 or email with any questions.

What's Happening
OH&LA presented the Annual Stars of the Industry Awards, designed to honor Oklahoma's outstanding hospitality professionals for their service and commitment to the guest service and hospitality industry, on January 15, 2019. This year, submissions resulted in 54 nominees from properties of all sizes among the 10 categories.
The OH&LA held its annual Lodging Summit, including the Vendor Expo and Stars of the Industry Awards, on January 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond - and it was a great day by every measure.
Members of the OH&LA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
The OH&LA is pleased to present its 2019-2020 scholarship application. Scholarships are open to OSU HTM and OSUIT students. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.
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