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Incorporated in 1974, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association is Oklahoma's trade association for the lodging industry. Representing more than 200 members, the OH&LA actively provides operational, educational, technical, marketing and communications support as well as legislative representation on behalf of Oklahoma's entire lodging industry. The OH&LA is a state partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the voice of the $137 billion lodging industry, employing millions of hotel property workers.

OH&LA is recognized as a prominent and effective organization in Oklahoma. With a strong presence at the state capitol, the OH&LA constantly monitors regulatory and legislative issues. Member services include advocacy for the lodging industry, educational seminars, networking events, bank card processing, group insurance programs, a video and reference lending library, food safety and alcohol server training, a job bank, and the state's largest trade show.
What's Happening
07.10.18
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
09.11.18
Join OKWIL for a seminar on Workplace Etiquette, where you'll learn effective tech-savvy strategies and have the opportunity to network with industry colleagues! From phone calls and text messages to emails and social media sites, technology has given us countless ways to connect with one another. But along with this convenience comes a whole new set of etiquette rules. Employees and their supervisors are faced with the responsibility of knowing the etiquette associated with each method and device. This session will offer savvy strategies for effective workplace use of technology.
08.22.18
Hundreds of association members recently attended an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. The 2-hour session covered the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1. Mr. Marshall kindly shared his presentation for those who were unable to attend.
08.29.18
OH&LA's September Member Event featured the 6th Annual STR Lodging Industry Forecast. Vail Ross of STR presented exclusive insights on how Oklahoma's lodging and tourism industry is expected to trend in 2019, as well as anticipated results for 2018. Download the 2019 STR Hotel Industry Overview & Forecast here.
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