MH&LA Update – June 24, 2014

MAY 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 May 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. MH&LA TO GET COMPLIANCE ANSWERS ON ACCOUNTING CHANGES FOR GROUP REBATES MH&LA has met with the staff of the State Comptroller regarding changes in the 11th Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for Hotels on how to account for rebates for large group bookings. An update on any new compliance guidelines for Maryland hotels will be distributed as soon as received. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE GOLF OUTING AND FISHING TOURNAMENT The date is Monday October 6 and the place to be is the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. Several brand new sponsorship opportunities are available this year, along with the traditional favorites. For more details or to register click here. SPOTLIGHT ON K.R.R PHOTOGRAPHY-- AN MH&LA BRONZE SPONSOR K.R.R Photography is a full service photographer providing photography services to individuals and businesses in Maryland and the Washington D.C. area. As MH&LA's official photographer, they help advance our Mission by taking pictures at numerous MH&LA events. For more information click here. POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START UPDATE MH&LA continues to manage an ad hoc Work Group whose focus until recently was to secure a favorable report from a State Task Force on this issue. As that goal has been achieved, the Work Group focus is now exclusively on securing General Assembly approval of the State Task Force recommendations. NATIONAL HARBOR CASINO UPDATE The Prince George's County Council will hold a public hearing on July 14 to on the proposed MGM casino. No significant public opposition is expected but questions and concerns are likely to be raised on proposed lighting features and outdoor LED video screens.

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