The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association's annual Lodging Summit is our most exciting event of the year, where lodging operators from around the state of Oklahoma and their key team members have the opportunity to network with colleagues and others important to the success of their operation. The key components of the event include the association's Annual and Board of Directors meetings where our new Board of Directors is elected, Oklahoma's largest lodging Vendor Expo where operators meet with the top providers of products and services, and last but not least our prestigious Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon. The Summit also features leadership of the American Hotel & Lodging Association as they highlight the state of the industry from a U.S. perspective.
OHLA Stars of the Industry Awards has a 20+ year history of honoring outstanding professionals in Oklahoma’s lodging industry. The awards are presented to individuals and properties that epitomize the service and spirit of our industry. If there is ever a year to recognize employees it is this year, as nominations are based on 2020 achievements. Employees have adapted to the ever-changing needs of their property, carrying multiple department responsibilities and all while working harder than ever to keep guests safe and provide a wonderful place to stay.
No doubt, 2020 will be memorable and provide for much reflection. We encourage you to join with us in leading the lodging and meetings industry to recovery and success in 2021
Health & Safety Protocols
•Masks are required on arrival and at all times other than during dining (should you require a mask one will be provided at on-site registration).
•Meeting rooms will be fully sanitized prior to our group's arrival and with sanitizing station
•All preset lunch items will be covered until consumption.
•Social distancing is encouraged and will be established throughout the event.
•No more than 6 people per lunch table.
Schedule of Events
On-Site Check-in: 8:30 am
Annual Membership &
Board of Directors Meeting: 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Vendor Expo: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Star of the Industry Luncheon: 12:30 pm
Allied members and suppliers are encouraged to attend by confirming their Vendor Expo participation. Download this form to confirm or contact OHLA's Linda Etherton for more information.
Lodging Property Members: $85/seat
Lodging Property Non-members: $125/seat
*Tables will be socially distanced with only 6 people per table
*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.
Event Location and Hotel Accommodations
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest Expressway is offering $119+taxes for an overnight stay on January the 12th based on availability. Call the hotel directly and provide the group name Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association Summit Group Block for these rates. The cut-off for the rate is December 30, 2020.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest Expressway
3233 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
After 3:00 pm January 7th registration fees are non-refundable however, an individual's registration may be transferred to another person from your business.
Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker
William “Chip” Rogers joined the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) as President and CEO in January 2019. He previously served as the president and CEO of AAHOA, the largest U.S. hotel owners association, from 2014-2019.
Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Chip had a long career as a public servant. He was elected to the Georgia General Assembly six times and was unanimously elected to serve two terms as the Senate Majority Leader. He was elected the first national chairman of the Majority Leaders conference and served on the national boards of directors for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, the Community Leaders of America, and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Chip earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Georgia State.
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