Vendor Membership

Platinum Member benefits include

  • Complimentary e-blast distribution to our membership, with the number of messages determined by level of membership

  • One complimentary booth space for exhibiting at the annual convention & trade show

  • One complimentary booth space for exhibiting at regional conferences

  • Complimentary listing in a variety of KOAHA’s print and electronic membership resource materials

In addition, you will have the opportunity to sponsor targeted educational or informational events, on an on-going or a one-time basis.

Direct Access to Buyers

Our calendar of events offers more than 20 opportunities each year for our members and vendor partners to pursue their business opportunities, to network with industry colleagues, and to develop their full personal potential. The KOAHA Convention & Trade Show held every spring has grown into one of the hospitality industry’s most important business gatherings of the year with attendance reaching more than 4,000 hoteliers and millions of dollars in buying decisions being made. Additionally, we host more than 20 regional meetings across the country each year.

Using our strong membership base and calendar of events, we can help you develop a sponsorship package that:

  • Is customized for your marketing objectives

  • Builds relationships with all types of owners – from single property hoteliers to large management companies – who own a wide variety of brands

  • Shows our members how the unique selling points of your products and services can help them make money, save money, or both!

Membership Benefits

KOAHA offers Deals and Discounts for your hotel operation regularly. Also you will be receiving our vendor special emails for more savings. For more questions, please email

Resource Library


  • Service Animals

  • Parking Lots

  • Lawsuit Settlements

  • Demand Letters and Lawsuits

  • Empowered to Self-Evaluate – ADA Requirements

  • U.S. Access Board Webinars on ADA

  • Website Accessibility


  • Cybersecurity: Protecting Your PC In A Public Place

  • Facing the Music: Copyright and Licensing Requirements to Play Music at Your Business

  • Tenancy at Hotels and Avoiding Messy Evictions

  • Human Trafficking Recognition and Response

  • Keeping Bed Bug from Invading Your Business


  • Accelerating Revenue

  • Optimizing & Activating Revenue Channels

  • Learn the Power of 504 Refinancing

  • Financing 101 for Young Professional

  • Funding Your Property Improvement Plan (PIP)

  • OTAs vs. Direct Marketing Campaign

  • Understanding the OTAs

  • How Do You Utilize Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges?

  • Top Financial Management Strategies to Legally Minimize Your Taxes – How to Pay less to “Uncle Sam”

  • The Secret to Using Your Business to Create Your Own Pension — And Get Big Tax Breaks Along the Way

  • Avoid Group Cancellations Due to Zika Virus Announcement

  • SBA Policy Brings Changes for Franchisees

  • FREE Energy Efficiency Resources

  • Maximize Value with Third Party Purchasing Companies


  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – Best Western Hotels & Resorts

  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – Red Roof Inn

  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – Red Lion Hotels Corporation

  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – Vantage Hospitality Group, LLC

  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – Wyndham Hotel Group

  • Brand Resources That Can Maximize Your Profits – La Quinta Inn & Suites

  • Impact Studies 101


  • Fall National Advocacy Conference Legislative Overview

  • 2016 Legislative Action Summit

  • 2016 National Party Conventions Webinar

  • Travel and Tourism: The Visa Waiver Program

  • Legislation to Lift the Oil-Export Ban

  • Are You Prepared for FNAC 2015

  • Are your small business loans in jeopardy?

  • Labor Relations: The Joint Employer Standard

  • Did the ACA Impact The Definition of Full-Time Status?

  • 10 Steps to Prepare for Immigration Reform

  • 2017 Legislative Action Summit


  • E-verify: An Efficient Way to Maintain Workforce Compliance

  • HR Law: Understand the Do’s and Don’ts for Hiring and Terminating Employees

  • HR Law: Providing Accommodation as a Part of an Employee’s Wages

  • Veteran Hiring: Best Practices and Key Resources

  • Are overtime regulations going to hurt your small business?

  • Veteran Hiring: Smart for Business

  • Understanding the DOL Overtime Rule

  • HR Law: Employment Law Currents for the Hospitality Industry

  • Preparing for the Overtime Final Rule

  • DOL Additional Resources Regarding Preparation for Final Overtime Rule

  • HR Pitfalls: Common Employment Law Mistakes to Avoid

  • Overtime: Preliminary Injunction Granted – Now What?

  • Five Ways To Connect Better with Millennial Employees


  • Best Advice on How to Succeed in the Hotel Industry

  • Most Important Skills for Launching a Hotel

  • The Biggest Challenges for a Women Entrepreneur in the Hotel Industry

  • Financial Leadership for Independent Hoteliers

  • Lead and Strengthen Your Business with Financial Communication


  • Use Guest Feedback and Online Reputation to Drive Rate Growth

  • Reputation Management, A Key Factor in Success of your Business

  • Crisis Management for Hotels


  • Top 5 Hotelier Tech Support Questions Answered

  • Hospitality Trends to Increase Direct Bookings

  • Reduce Housekeeping Costs with Technology

  • Technology to Enhance the Guest Experience


  • CBRE 2017 Hotel Forecast: Which trends and threats will affect your property?

  • Marcus & Millichap: 2017 Industry Update

Local Economic Incentives

KAHOA is active in getting the information for local incentives for your region as a part of your membership.

  • Alabama/Georgia/ Florida Region

  • Central Midwest / Colorado/New Mexico/Wyoming/Arizona Region

  • Washington Region

  • Oregon Region

  • Northern California Region

  • South California Region

  • Texas Region

  • Northeast / Illinois, NY, Region

Hospitality Schools


  • Faulkner State – Gulf Coast Culinary Institute

  • Tuskegee University

  • University of Alabama


  • California State Polytechnic University – Collins College of Hospitality Management

  • California State University – Hospitality & Tourism Management Education Alliance

  • City College of San Francisco – School of Business, Fashion, and Hospitality

  • MiraCosta College

  • San Diego State University – College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

  • University of San Francisco – School of Management


  • Arkansas Tech University

  • Pulaski Technical College

  • University of Arkansas – Bumpers College School of Human Environmental Sciences


  • Johnson and Wales University – School of Hospitality

  • University of Denver – Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management



  • Delaware State University

  • University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics


  • University of Hawaii – School of Travel Industry Management


  • Iowa State University – College of Human Sciences


  • Bethune-Cookman University – Bob Billingslea School of Hospitality Management

  • Florida Atlantic University – College of Business

  • Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Florida International University – Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Florida State University – Dedman School of Hospitality

  • Johnson and Wales University – School of Hospitality

  • Lynn University

  • Miami Dade College – Hospitality Institute

  • Saint Leo University

  • University of Central Florida – Rosen College of Hospitality Management

  • University of South Florida – College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership


  • DePaul University

  • Kendall College – School of Hospitality Management

  • Roosevelt University

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale – College of Agricultural Sciences


  • Northwestern State University

  • University of New Orleans – Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration


  • Boston University – School of Hospitality Administration

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Isenberg School of Management


  • Frederick Community College – Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute (HCTI)

  • Morgan State University – Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore


  • Eastern Michigan University

  • Ferris State University – College of Business

  • Grand Valley State University

  • Michigan State University – School of Hospitality Business


  • Dakota County Technical College

  • Normandale Community College

  • Cloud State University


  • Missouri State University

  • University of Missouri


  • University of Southern Mississippi


  • University of Nebraska at Kearney


  • University of New Hampshire – Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics


  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Montclair State University – Feliciano School of Business


  • New Mexico State University – School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management


  • Ashland University – College of Business & Economics

  • Columbus State Community College

  • Sinclair Community College


  • Northeastern State University – College of Business and Technology

  • Oklahoma State University – School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration


  • Drexel University – Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

  • East Stroudsburg University

  • Mercyhurst College

  • Pennsylvania State University – School of Hospitality Management

  • Robert Morris University

  • Seton Hill University

  • Temple University – School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

  • Walnut Hill College

  • Widener University – Center for Hospitality Management

  • York College of Pennsylvania


  • Johnson and Wales University – School of Hospitality



  • College of Charleston

  • University of South Carolina – College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management


  • Collin College – Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education

  • Richland College

  • Stephen F. Austin University

  • Texas Tech University – Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management

  • University of Houston – Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Program

  • University of North Texas – College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism


  • James Madison University

  • Reynolds Community College

  • Virginia State University – College of Agriculture

  • Virginia Tech – Pamplin College of Business


  • Highline Community College

  • Washington State University – School of Hospitality and Business Management


  • University of Wisconsin