Investing In Our Workforce

At its core, the hotel industry is about people. Hospitality works every day for the millions of people who are proudly employed in or support our industry and the guests we serve.

Lifelong Careers

The hotel industry exemplifies the American Dream, fostering development, upward mobility and exciting lifelong careers. More than half of hotel department managers and many general managers started their hotel careers in hourly, entry-level positions.

Work in the Hospitality Industry

The hotel industry is not a typical 9 to 5 job; it’s the opportunity to craft lifelong memories with guests who welcome hotels into their lives in many special ways. Hotel employees enjoy flexible schedules, superb benefits and industry-exclusive perks. Learn more here about working in the hospitality industry.

Training & Development

AHLA and the hotel industry have developed innovative, proactive programs that expand our talent pipeline and advance and upskill our workforce. AHLA Foundation programs have changed tens of thousands of lives through innovative programs to recruit, retain and invest in employees, including scholarships, debt-free college and expanded apprenticeship programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

The hotel industry is committed to advancing a diverse and equitable workforce. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are central the hotel industry’s mission of helping people build careers, improve their lives and strengthen the lodging industry.