Membership Types

If you're an independent or multi-unit lodging operator, you provide products or services to the lodging industry; you represent a school, hospital or nursing home; you operate a Bed & Breakfast; or you're currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate culinary programs, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association membership is for you! Listed below are the different types of memberships available.

Lodging Property 

Includes any hotel, motel, inn, suite, extended-stay, vacation resort, event venue, or similar lodging property.

Service Provider 

Includes vendors and businesses that provide products or services to the Oklahoma lodging industry.

All-Inclusive

Includes OH&LA membership, Vendor Expo booth, and two Concierge online newsletter ads.

Bed & Breakfast

Includes owners/operators of bed & breakfasts.

Student

Student membership is open to students currently enrolled in OK hospitality and culinary undergraduate or graduate programs. Call or email to join. If you are currently enrolled in OK hospitality and culinary undergraduate or graduate programs, contact Chandy Rice for more information about student programs.

Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging (OKWIL)

Chapter membership is limited to current employees of AH&LA and/or OH&LA member properties, and OH&LA allied member businesses. Non-AH&LA members are eligible to participate in OKWIL chapter activities, but are not eligible for AHLA WIL events. 


Membership Benefits

Your OH&LA membership will benefit and guide you with Oklahoma legislative support; employment & regulatory guidelines; cost-saving benefits with service and product providers; training, certifications, and continuing education; and the states largest convention and trade show - just to name a few! 



Education & Training

  • Continuing Education
    • OH&LA strives to provide ongoing education and training for you and your employees.
  • AHLEI Professional Certifications
    • American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLEI) supports professional hospitality certification in all facets of the industry.
  • ServSafe Manager Certification
    • The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association offers a one-day training course for obtaining your ServSafe Managers Certification.

Discounted Services

  • STR
    • Lodging Industry Statistics: STR is the recognized leader when it comes to the latest global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Contact info@str.com or 615-401-2832.
  • LobbyLights
    • Wage & Benefit Data: LobbyLights is the hospitality industry's trusted source for comparable wage and benefit data. Contact Kevin Conway, 216.503.0076, or via email.
  • AHLEI Educational Institute
    • Professional Certifications: AHLAEI provides valuable discounts on professional hospitality certification in all facets of the industry. Contact Elizabeth Johnson, (517) 318-2359 or via email.
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
    • Credit Union Membership: OH&LA members are eligible for full-service banking opportunities from Tinker Federal Credit Union. 800-456-4828


Endorsed Providers

  • Heartland 
    • Bank Card & Payroll Processing: Special pricing on bank card and Payroll processing, and employee pay card services and gift card processing services. A Global Payments Company. Contact Brandon Howe at 405-474-5965.
  • McGregor Insurance Group
    • Group Health Insurance: McGregor provides a wide range of innovative coverages that meet the diverse needs of the hospitality industry. Contact Heather McGregor, 877-392-0577.
  • Clearwater Enterprises
    • Third-Party Natural Gas: Clearwater provides OH&LA members dramatically discounted pricing on natural gas purchasing. Contact Regina Fort, 405-842-9200 ext. 201.

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