The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association provides many opportunities for education, networking, and entertainment. Our committees work hard to plan events featuring top speakers, hot topics, and broad appeal. As we address the ever-changing needs of the industry, the OHLA reserves the right to put health and safety measures in place for the safety of our members and attendees, which might also include revisions to our annual meetings, events, and activities. We ask for your cooperation and support.
Join OKWIL for a Virtual Meet & Greet to get to know membership as we our stories and expierences from our years in industry!
The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association's annual Lodging Summit is our most exciting event of the year incorporating a morning of engaging meetings for hotel operators, and our Vendor Expo featuring products and services from the lodging industry's best suppliers. The conclusion of the event focuses on recognizing the outstanding contributions of hotel employees, general managers, and properties during our Stars of the Industry Award Luncheon.
Tuesday, February 1, 2023 - River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa
This annual awards program honors Oklahoma's outstanding hospitality professionals for their service and commitment to the lodging industry. Since 1995, the OHLA has celebrated the best and the brightest in the lodging industry through our Stars of the Industry Awards. Each year, we invite OHLA members to nominate outstanding associates in 10 hospitality categories. In January during the Lodging Summit, we celebrate all nominees and announce the year's award recipients during our Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon. Join us in celebrating your "Stars of the Industry". Watch for nominations to open.
Annually, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association host members during an important day at the state capitol. Members gather to discuss important issues to the lodging industry, and then join with professionals from the industry to welcome legislators for an evening of networking during one of the largest receptions in the state - "A Tasteful Affair".
Twice a year, the HospitAbilities program hosts testing days at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City to certify students. Volunteer evaluators will often scope out potential candidates on testing days to see who would fit best with their current work culture. Consider volunteering on one of our testing days or reach out to Roberta Helsley for more information.
Join us in OKC for our Member Education/STR Forecasting Luncheon! We will hear from speaker Bill Fournet, Founder & CEO of the Persimmon Group, on Leading Team Members Through Change Out Of Their Usual Job Boundaries and Better Than Before and the STR 2023 Industry Forecast Presentation.
September 8, 2022 | Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Hosted in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, this annual event includes an amazing five-course dinner prepared by some of Oklahoma's best-known chefs who are mentoring Oklahoma ProStart culinary students. It's two nights filled with fun, style, and amazing food and wine!
An Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation Event
OKC - July 7, 2022 - The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Tulsa - July 19, 2022 - River Spirit Casino Resort
Discover the newest products, latest innovations, and hottest trends in hospitality at the ORA Expo. This annual event attracts more than 3,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors while showcasing products from top manufacturers of food, equipment and hospitality suppliers. This event is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.
August 17-18, 2022 Bennett Event Center, OKC
Summer Member Event | STR Forecasting Luncheon
Where is the industry year-to-date for 2022, and what is on the horizon for 2023?
Lodging and tourism professionals are invited to get all the details during the OHLA annual STR Forecasting Session where you will learn about year-to-date lodging industry performance, and what's on the horizon for 2023. Bring your questions to this always valuable event.
2021 Event TBA