Our Mission Statement
BU AH&LA strives to provide its members with numerous opportunities to gain insight into the hospitality industry by creating interactions with industry professionals, and conducting site visits to various industry sectors and functions. From speaker panels, to site visits, to national conference, we focus on providing our members with great exposure beyond the hotel industry as well as valuable opportunities to further advance in the industry of their choice.
What is AH&LA?
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. AH&LA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the interests of hoteliers on the front line, behind the scenes, and on Capitol Hill. Members are empowered with exclusive bottom line savings, educational resources, and networking opportunities with our expansive network of top-level industry professionals.
Why join AH&LA?
Boston University's Student Chapter of AH&LA is the hottest thing in town! Delve into the world of hospitality and make a name for yourself─ before you receive your diploma or certification. As a Student Member, you are part of a network of industry executives, and invited to attend AH&LA conferences and events, speaker panels, and site visits to various industry sector where you can meet potential employers face-to-face. We also arm you with the latest hospitality news, information, and education resources, so that you can stay on top of the trends and best practices of the industry and set yourself apart from the competition when graduation day finally arrives.
- Exclusive networking opportunities provided by AH&LA
- Occasional partnership with Massachusetts Lodging Association (MLA) for events
- National Conference held in NYC
- Site Visits to Boston Hotels
- Learn firsthand about various operations through Speaker Panels
- Learn how to network and build valuable relationships
- Community Service
- And LOTS of fun along the way!