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Member Benefits


The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association is a not-for-profit corporation registered by the State of Louisiana, with a Board of Directors elected annually by its members, and charged with establishing policies and programs affecting the interests of the hotel and lodging industry in New Orleans. Its members are affiliated with both the Louisiana Hotel & Lodging Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Membership is limited to public lodging establishments licensed by the State of Louisiana, with allied memberships available to persons or organizations (business, civic, fraternal or professional) who are purveyors to, or are interested in, the objectives of the Association.   

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Whether you operate a small hotel, a large convention property or are a supplier of products or services, as a member of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, you are immediately recognized as a part of New Orleans’ most important industry. Your involvement in the programs and committees of the Association offer an opportunity to serve this vital part of the community’s economy, and gives you an individual voice within The Association and a collective voice through the Association both locally and state wide.


Professional and social meetings throughout the year give you an opportunity to network and share experiences with other hotel and lodging professionals and suppliers. Our quarterly meetings feature local, state and national leaders as speakers on topics affecting the hotel and travel industry. Educational seminars, allied member programs, and awards presentations are held periodically throughout the year.


Workshops and seminars, as well as research, are sponsored on subjects pertinent to the hotel industry. The Association actively supports and finances college scholarships for employees of member hotels committed to a hospitality career.


Our website, www.gnohla.com, lists both Hotel and Allied members with links to each member's website. GNOHLA produces at least one trade show opportunity per year for Allied Members to display their services or products. Members participate in committees as well as sponsorships at special events, including the Annual Tourism Tee-Off.


GNOHLA and higher learning institutions including the University of New Orleans, Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel Restaurant & Tourism, survey and research subjects important to the hotel and tourism industry. 


As a member, you will be heard in the local and state arenas of political action that affect our industry. In addition to representing members with other organizations and governmental agencies at local and parish levels, the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, in liaison with the American Hotel & Lodging and Louisiana Hotel & Lodging Associations, monitors Congress and the Louisiana Legislature and proposed legislation that affects our industry.

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