The Hotel Association of Greater Dallas is a member-supported, member-driven trade association that exists to further the interests of the hospitality industry. Since 1926, the Hotel Association has served and helped promote hotels in the Greater Dallas area.
Allied members are recognized by the hotel community as supporters of the projects and activities of the Hotel Association. Allied Membership in the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas is relatively new, as Hotel Association membership was exclusive to hotel general managers and owners until 1996.
The number of allied members in the hotel association is limited – one allied member to every four general (hotel) members. This increases the value of membership by insuring a favorable ratio of allied members to general members at functions and events, and by creating a more exclusive group of professionals.
The hotel industry plays an essential role in the economy of the Greater Dallas metroplex. Their business is desirable and lucrative for many purveyors, as the quality and quantity of their business is high. The organization serves the interests of hotels in the DFW area. This is achieved through programs and services, public affairs activities and the tracking of legislation that could affect the way hotels in the Greater Dallas Area conduct business.
The Hotel Association of Greater Dallas is a non-profit trade association representing approximately 32,000 hotel rooms in cities across North Texas. Membership composition includes General Managers of hotels, Executives of hotel corporations, and vendors to the hospitality industry. Since 1929, the Association has been the principal advocate promoting the best interest of the hospitality industry. The organization is among the strongest of local hotel associations in the United States.
In addition to outstanding networking opportunities, the Association operates to promote the hospitality industry´s interests through the D/FW Airport Courtesy Phone Boards, a public affairs program focusing on the concerns of hotels, educational seminars, the Hotel Security Network, community involvement, a scholarship fund, newsletters, security bulletins, credit union services, and listings on the website. The www.greaterdallashotels.com website includes free job listings, the Career Center and a Hotel Security Network website created in cooperation with area law enforcement agencies and the Dallas Police Department.
Originally founded in 1926, the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas began with only four hotel members, all in downtown Dallas, who would meet once a month to discuss common issues. It was 1972 before the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas had its own offices and a one person staff, rather than a hotel general manager volunteer.
In 1989, the hotel motel association decided to promote the Association´s networking opportunities to the vendors and suppliers of the hotel industry through Allied memberships. The Hotel Association of Greater Dallas set itself apart, however, by allowing only one (1) Allied Member for every four (4) Hotel Members.
From humble beginnings, the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas has grown in stature and influence, and is more active and influential than many state hotel associations. Today, the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas continues to improve. The Association is more program-oriented and politically active than ever before. The Hotel Association of Greater Dallas will continue to improve and upgrade to meet the needs of its members and look out for the interests of the hotel industry in the Greater Dallas area.
• Close relationships with the Greater Dallas area Convention and Visitors Bureaus
• Long time partner with DFW Airport in providing transportation solutions
• Partner with local law enforcement agencies to operate the HSN program
• Advocate of career opportunities within the hotel industry through education and recruitment, scholarships and internships
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