Category: Blog

Hilton Americas- Houston Recognized for Extraordinary Measures Taken to Assist Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

September, 28 2020

HOUSTON, TX – August 24, 2020 – Hilton Americas-Houston has been named a 2020 honoree for Houston Business Journal’s Business Impact Award. This specific award is bestowed on businesses that… Read more »

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Proposes Rule Addressing Independent Contractor Status

September, 28 2020

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule offering clarity to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act… Read more »

Durwood Gould Educational Scholarship

September, 3 2020

Texas Hotel & Lodging Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Durwood Gould, an outstanding hotelier we lost too soon. Durwood worked in… Read more »

Meet Zach Glenn, THLA’s Chairman of the Board, 2020

August, 26 2020

THLA is delighted to welcome Zach Glenn  to the role of THLA’s Chairman of the Board for 2020. Zach has served on the THLA board since 2016. As an instrumental… Read more »

New Supreme Court case holds federal law protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

July, 29 2020

The United States Supreme Court ruled last month in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that a hallmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.  Justice Neil… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels

June, 22 2020

Hurricane season officially began June 1st. While initial forecasts predict an ‘average’ season this year, with an outlook of 13 to 19 named storms, we well know it only takes… Read more »

Employment Law Posters

June, 8 2020

Updated June 8, 2020 All employers are required by law to post certain federal and state employment law posters in a prominent location at the place of business. A hotel… Read more »

Managing Covid-19 Coronavirus at Your Hotel

March, 22 2020

Travel has ground to a stop while many cities have mandated shelter in place restrictions due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  Many hotels are contracting with state governments due to… Read more »

Room Pricing During an Emergency

March, 13 2020

Room Pricing During a Disaster If the Governor declares a disaster, certain limitations are in effect for the private sector. For lodging operators, we advise that a hotel not raise… Read more »

Hotel Management Blogs to Read, 2020

February, 28 2020

We’ve previously discussed the necessity for hotel managers to stay current with their industry, regarding everything from management ethics to technology upgrades. And we’ve recently recommended some books for deep… Read more »