Introduction to the AHLA

For over 100 years, the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association has been helping members prosper. By bringing together Alberta hotels, we can leverage our collective power to:

  • influence government decision-making
  • share knowledge on hospitality industry best practices
  • save money on commercial services for hotels

We are a member-owned association dedicated to serving the accommodation industry in Alberta. The AHLA Board of Directors and staff are committed to your hotel’s success.

The AHLA is proud to be the official safety association for hotels and convention centres in Alberta. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of both your staff and guests. Get access to resources and regular communications to keep you compliant and ahead of industry standards.

Our Services

We help our members prosper through:

Along with our members, we are shaping the future of Alberta’s accommodation and lodging sector to create a prosperous environment for all.

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Our Values

The AHLA serves its members and achieves its purpose by living its five key values:

  • We live with integrity
  • We take pride in serving
  • We embrace challenge
  • We are stewards
  • We have fun

Our Proven Process

proven process for serving hotel members

Our History

The Alberta Hotel Association was formed in 1919 to:

  • Influence the government on questions of prohibition
  • Counter the criticisms of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union
  • Improve the public image of hotels in the community
  • Reduce rivalry in the hotel industry
  • Lobby municipal governments on local taxation matters
  • Establish common policies regarding staffing, training, work hours, security, and cheque cashing
  • Organize a common front to address the Bartenders’ Union

One hundred years later, hotels continue to work together on many of these same issues through the AHLA. The AHLA currently serves over 650 hotels, motels, and inns in Alberta.

Learn more about how the AHLA and Alberta’s hotel industry have evolved over the last hundred years. Thank you to the very talented staff at the Studio at Olds College for production of our Centennial videos.