Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association - Event Information
OHLA Lodging Summit and Vendor Expo
The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association's annual Lodging Summit is our most exciting event of the year, in which lodging operators and their key team members have the opportunity to network with colleagues and others important to the success of their operation. The Summit also welcomes and introduces membership to the leadership of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The day's activities include Oklahoma lodging's largest Vendor Expo where operators meet with the top providers of products and services pertinent to the hotel industry.
A key feature to the event is when the OH&LA announces recipients of the annual Stars of the Industry Awards program, which was created to honor the outstanding professionals in Oklahoma’s lodging industry. The awards are presented to individuals and properties that epitomize the service and spirit of our industry.
Schedule All events are held at the River Spirit Casino Resort excluding the Board dinner.
Monday, January 13, 2020
2:30 - 4:00pm
New Board of Directors Orientation (by invitation only)
to be held 3rd Floor Conference Level - Board Room 1
6:00 - 7:00pm
OH&LA Board of Directors PAC Reception
3rd Floor Conference Level
HOTELPAC and the OH&LA PAC serve to strengthen the lodging and hospitality industry's political voice, educate and mobilize members to become more politically active, and support candidates who promote legislation and policies that create a fair business environment, allowing the hospitality industry, and specifically the lodging industry, to create jobs and grow the economy.
7:00 - 9:00pm
OH&LA Board of Directors Dinner (by invitation only)
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
(located in River Spirit Casino Resort)
Recommended dress: Business
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9:30 - 11:00am
Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meeting
In this meeting, you’ll hear the latest information regarding the association’s 2020 upcoming activities, member programs, legislative priorities and the Nominating Committee’s recommendation for 2020 leadership.
This session is held in accordance with OH&LA By-laws and is open to all Summit attendees. Annual Meeting voting rights are exclusive to only OH&LA members.
11:00 - 12:30pm
Lodging industry suppliers will be on hand to mingle with attendees while displaying and demonstrating new services and products available to lodging operators. Get first-hand information from exhibitors and “earn” a chance to win prizes for your property and hotel associates. Allied members and Suppliers to the lodging industry may participate in the Summit by downloading this formto confirm their exhibit at the Vendor Expo.
We are accepting donations for this year’s silent auction, proceeds from the auction support future OH&LA education and certification scholarship programs. Attendees will have a host of exciting auction items from which to choose, including sports memorabilia, electronics, hotel accommodations and a new surprise or two.
Auction item donations can be confirmed by downloading this form.
Room donations can be made by completing this online form.
12:30 - 2:00pm
Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon
Take part in an exciting discovery and celebration of Oklahoma’s Stars of the Industry recognizing the most outstanding lodging employees and community service projects of the year. This program was created more than two decades ago by AH&LA, and in partnership the OH&LA has recognized Oklahoma's top hospitality professions for the past 20 years. While the categories have evolved over the years, the concept is still the same — to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry.
Allied members and Suppliers to the lodging industry may participate in the Summit by downloading this form to confirm their exhibit at the Vendor Expo.
On or before January 3, 2020
Lodging Property Members: $95/per person
Lodging Property Non-members: $150/per person
Lodging Property Lunch Discounts*:
Purchase a table of 8 for a discounted rate of $725, or
Purchase a table of 9 for a discounted rate of $799, or
Purchase a table of 10 for a discounted rate of $868 *Each person must be registered in advance. There will be no extra seats available onsite. Any changes to attendee names after online processing MUST be made with the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association by phone, (405) 942-6462.
After January 3, 2020
Lodging Property Members: $115/per person
Lodging Property Non-members: $170/seat
No multiple discounts
Due to venue guarantees, all cancellations are non-refundable after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
The OH&LA has secured a limited amount of hotel rooms for the evening of January 14, 2020:
River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137
(405) 285-0900 or online
Rate: $119/night, plus applicable taxes
Cutoff Date: January 2, 2020
Group name: Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association Summit 2020