MH&LA Update – May 20, 2014


APRIL 2014 STR REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON THE MH&LA WEBSITE
To view the report go to mdlodging.org, click on Members – Statistics and Research and look for Maryland Monthly Statistics April 2014. NOTE: This report is provided as an MH&LA member service and requires member log in to access. For assistance with your member log in, contact amy@mdassn.com.

THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS
Lodging — Best Western Kent Narrows Inn, Grasonville; Courtyard New Carrollton, Landover;
and Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation Lodging Services, Baltimore
Allied — Impact Hospitality Consulting, Frederick; Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington, Rockville

NEED ANSWERS ON RENTING ROOMS TO MINORS?
Go to the “Members” header on the MH&LA website (www.mdlodging.org), select “Legal, HR & Operations” from the dropdown, and click the link for “Innkeeper’s Rights and Duties”. NOTE: This information is an MH&LA member service and requires member log in to access. For assistance contact amy@mdassn.com.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MH&LA’s BALTIMORE CITY “BAN THE BOX” SEMINAR
The seminar presenter will be Darryl McCallum of Shawe Rosenthal and will be on June 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Darryl will provide an overview of the new law, compliance guidelines and answer questions from seminar attendees. More details on the seminar location and registration options to follow.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SETTLEMENT AMOUNT WITH ON LINE TRAVEL COMPANIES DISCLOSED
The County received $1.1 million as a result of litigation alleging certain online travel companies were liable for the hotel occupancy tax charged to guests but not remitted to the County. To date OTCs have paid $4.6 million to settle similar litigation in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Worcester County.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RECORDS FOR ALL MAIL BEING SENT TO MH&LA
The forwarding order for mail sent to MH&LA’s former office location has expired. Please update your records (if you have not done so already) so that all mail for MH&LA is sent to MH&LA, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis MD 21401. Thank you.

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