Government Affairs

We advocate on your behalf.


Federal Issues

The Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association is a proud Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). AHLA is a strong voice at our nation’s capitol monitoring and actively lobbying on behalf of the lodging industry’s interests.



Including DOL’s overtime rule and the NLRB’s Joint Employer rule.


Travel and Tourism

We will continue to support policy initiatives that promote tourism.



We’re prepared. No matter what Washington decides to do.


Short term online rentals

Working against the current practices of short-term rental companies.



Immigration must be reformed to protect our economic security.


Online travel agencies

Continually fighting against consumer deception.

State Issues

As your professional trade association in Colorado, we are actively involved in regulatory and legislative issues that may impact your business. Your membership dues support our efforts to lobby for the protection of your business interests and a pro-business climate in Colorado.


Liquor Laws

We monitor all laws, rules and regulations related to liquor enforcement and in 2018, we’ll advocate to legalize the sale of corked bottles of wine from “grab and go cafes.”


Short term online rentals

We support regulations that require that short-term online rentals pay the same lodger’s tax as hotels and that require STR hosts to comply with basic health and safety requirements.


Transportation Funding

We believe that a comprehensive funding strategy for transportation in Colorado is necessary to ensuring our future prosperity and growth and we support efforts to ensure that our roads are expanded and maintained for decades to come.



We monitor all regulations related to legalized marijuana to ensure that they do not negatively impact the tourism and hotel industries.


Workforce & Employment

We support policies that develop Colorado’s workforce and provide mechanisms for the hospitality industry to employ the necessary staff for their properties.


General Business

We support and lobby in favor of business interests and legislation that promotes a pro-business climate in Colorado.

Questions? Additional information? Please contact Amie Mayhew at [email protected].

Get involved

Through various annual events, we raise money to build our legislative funds which will be used on behalf of Colorado hotels to lobby on state and local issues.

2018 Legislative Session

You can view all of the bills and measures that the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association is tracking this session by clicking the link below.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or would like to speak with a member of our leadership team, please send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!