MHLA May Newsletter


Nominations Currently Being Accepted! **Submit Nominations by January 25, 2016**

Special Edition: MHLA Monthly News

Highlights from the 2018 Annual Meeting are below.

Thank You to Our Annual Partners!





Howard County

Triple Crown




Frictionless Hospitality Solutions


Thank you Allied Members who joined or renewed this month

(Log-in to view complete contact information for all Lodging and Allied Members.)

Pepco and Delmarva Power C&I Energy Savings Program
Ilyaun Deve

WB Waste Solutions, LLC
Carrie Love

Commercial Laundry Corporation
Brandon Rosenblatt

Hospitality Furnishings & Design
James Fair

Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association
Susan Jones


Welcome New Board Members
Members voted to approve the new 2018-19 board slate at our Annual Meeting on May 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. We are pleased to welcome our new Board Members!

Terry Worden, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Barbara Reed, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Joel Bunde, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina
Logan Gaskill, MGM National Harbor
Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort
(Allied Director) Kathy Konopik, HotelPro
(Allied Director) Chris Rapp, Triple Crown Construction

We would also like to congratulate our Executive Committee Members:
Chair – Chuck Chandler, Hampton Inn Columbia-South/SpringHill Suites Columbia
Vice Chair – Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
Treasurer – Jim Starke, Best Western Plus BWI Airport/Arundel Mills
Secretary – Monroe Harrison, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Immediate Past Chair – Michael Henningsen, Plamondon Hospitality Partners

Click here to view the full Board of Directors.
Click here to view photos from the Annual Meeting. 

Chuck Chandler, SpringHill Suites Columbia/Hampton Inn Columbia – South (left) and Michael Henningsen, Plamondon Hospitality Partners (right)

Scholarship Opportunities available for Maryland Hotel Employees – Deadline Extended!
The Maryland Hotel Lodging Association is accepting applications for multiple $1,500 scholarships to be awarded through the Maryland Tourism Education Foundation (MTEF) again this year.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 MHLA Scholarship has been extended to June 29, 2018.  The application can be found on our website or by clicking here.

Applicants must be employed at a Maryland hotel and may email with any questions.

U.S. Travel Association Updates
We would like to thank Michael Jacobson, Senior Director, Industry Relations & Political Engagement, U.S. Travel, for his presentation addressing critical travel issues impacting Federal legislation. You can view his presentation here

Guest Speaker, Michael Jacobson, U.S. Travel Association

Legislative Panel
During the Annual Meeting, a panel moderated by Jim Starke (MHLA Legislative Committee Co-Chair and GM at the Best Western Plus BWI Airport/Arundel Mills) discussed state and local issues impacting us now and into the future.  Issues ranged from regulating short-term rentals to accommodating guests with disabilities to implementing the new paid leave law.  Thank you to our panelists:

  Frank Boston, Law Offices of Frank D. Boston III
       •  Ari Plaut, Law Offices of Frank D. Boston III
  Thomas “T.J.” Maloney, Marriott International
       •  Commissioner Matthew Helminiak, Maryland Division of Labor and Industry

Click here to view MHLA’s 2018 Legislative Report covering our key issues this year. (Select “Legislative Reports” from the list. Member log-in required.)

Pictured from left to right: Commissioner Matthew Helminiak, Maryland Division of Labor and Industry, Frank Boston, Law Offices of Frank D. Boston, III, Amy Rohrer, Maryland Hotel Lodging Association, Ari Plaut, Law offices of Frank D. Boston, III, Thomas (T.J.) Maloney, Marriott International and Chuck Chandler, SpringHill Suites Columbia/Hampton Inn Columbia-South 

Winner of the Four Seasons Overnight
Katrina Wyand-Yurish with Plamondon Hospitality Partners won the punch card drawing that took place after the Allied Member trade show. Katrina’s prize is an overnight and breakfast at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore! Thank you to all members who attended and visited with our valued member exhibitors.

2018 MHLA Annual Golf Tournament
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Whiskey Creek Golf Club

Registration for the 2018 MHLA Annual Golf Tournament will open soon! Plan to join your friends and industry colleagues out on the course for a great day of contests, prizes and networking.

A portion of proceeds raised from the MHLA Golf Tournament fund scholarships for employees at Maryland hotels.  You can be a part of increasing funds for the future by supporting this event.

Additional Industry News
New Marriott hotel opens in White Marsh

Hilton Harden Inn on Calvert Street downtown prepares for summer groundbreaking

Harbor East Tru hotel on pace for fall construction start

Take a look inside the Wylder Hotel, which opened on Tilghman Island

Philadelphia trust purchases Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

Hilton Garden Opens West Street hotel in Annapolis

MHLA Thanks Our Event Sponsors for their Support!

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