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Welcome to the Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association! 

Welcome to the Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA)!  Our members include more than 100 hotels and allied business located across Galveston Island.  Members range from small family owned properties to major convention hotels.  GHLA advocates on behalf of its member’s interests through active involvement in local, state, and national issues. 

GHLA offers members the ability to network with the leading members of the local hospitality industry and attend educational events discussing top trends and issues facing the industry.

Upcoming Events

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (CDT)
    • The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

    Please join the Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association on Wednesday,September 27th for a presentation by Mr. Scott Joslove, President & CEO with the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association.  Scott will provide an update on all the action at the 2017 Legislative Session:  The story behind the bathroom bill, tourism funding, short term rentals, and all the hotel related legislation pertinent to the lodging industry.  Learn how these new laws will affect how you and your property do business in Texas

    Scott Joslove has served as President and CEO of the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA) for the past 17 years.  In that time, THLA has grown from the fourth largest state hotel association to the largest state hotel association in the nation, with over 3,500 lodging-related member businesses, from the smallest bed and breakfast properties to the largest convention center hotels.

    Since joining THLA, Scott and his staff have passed every legislative bill they have offered over the last seventeen years and have defeated every legislative initiative that was opposed by the lodging industry. THLA has been recognized by the International Society of Hotel Association Executives five times for having the Best Membership Program and the Best Governmental Affairs Program in the nation.  THLA has also been nationally recognized for its Educational and Communications Programs.   

    For his advocacy efforts, Scott was awarded the Top Watchdog award by the San Antonio Tourism Council.  In 2015, Scott was recognized with the Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of dedication and service to the hospitality industry.  In 2016, Scott was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston.  And in April 2017, he was the first non-elected official to receive the Friend of the Hotelier Award from the Asian American Hotel Owners Association.


The Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association is a non-profit organization that represents over 100 members comprised of hotels as well as suppliers servicing the hospitality industry.


Galveston Hotel & Lodging Association

Chair:  Steve Cunningham, Complex General Manager for Wyndham Hotels

Director:  Stephanie Haynes

E: director@houstonhotels.org

P: 713-853-8305

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