Government Affairs

CHLA advocates at every level of government on behalf of Colorado hotels.

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.

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.  As part of this effort, we support efforts to find appropriate funding mechanisms for workforce housing.

General Business

We support and lobby in favor of legislation that promotes a pro-business climate in Colorado and allows for our employers to recruit and retain top talent.

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.

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. In addition, we are actively engaged in conversations to change the current property tax classification for short term online rentals from the residential assessment rate of 7.19% to commercial assessment rate of 29%.


Liquor Laws

We monitor all laws, rules and regulations related to liquor enforcement.

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

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.


AHLA actively works to ensure that regulations from the Federal Department of Labor including DOL’s overtime rule and the NLRB’s Joint Employer rule, do not harm the hotel industry.



Immigration must be reformed to protect our economic security. AHLA is actively engaged in work to expand guest worker visa programs to ensure a continuous and consistent flow of guest workers into our Country.


Travel and Tourism

AHLA works to ensure that the policies of the Federal Government promote tourism.

Get involved

Through an annual Readiness Fund Golf Tournament, we raise money which is used to protect and defend Colorado hotels from harmful legislation and regulations.  Click the button below for more information on our September 29th Golf Tournament at The Broadmoor!

2019 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 button 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!