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Member Benefits

For more than 125 years, CHLA has been the leading representative and advocate for the California lodging industry. From small independent hotels to large brands, CHLA prides itself on being a strong partner to our members so they can, in turn, better serve their guests and communities. CHLA is proud to help our members succeed and flourish by strengthening the entire industry and making a positive difference for members.

As part of our commitment to helping your businesses succeed, members of CHLA receive special savings for a variety of hospitality industry products and services – from legal assistance to health care discounts to. We continually strive to increase our benefit package through new programs and partnerships. Expand any of the items listed below for more information on how to take advantage of these benefits.

Eligible businesses qualify for up to $26,000 per employee retroactive to 2020.

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a federal tax incentive for small businesses like your hotel or lodging establishment.  Our easy ERC partner Adesso Capital has a team of tax experts that can quickly estimate how much ERC money you likely qualify for. Adesso has helped lodging operators across the U.S. claim an average of $125,000 in ERC funds per filing. Make sure you don’t miss out on yours—visit the CHLA’s ERC Support Center now.

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Looking for Employees? Post your job on CHLA’s Career Center!

We invite job seekers and employers to connect through our state-of-the-art recruitment platform. Our platform gives discounted access to member hoteliers to help develop strategic recruitment campaigns, build hiring packages and expedite real-time ads to help fill critical positions. Job seekers are invited to post a resume and browse our industry listings to find the perfect employment opportunity. CHLA members receive $150 off of their first job posting when using the promo code: 150Launch.

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Earn Cash Back on Commonly Purchased Items

Source1 pays cash back to hoteliers on 165,000 items from over 350 manufacturers, including HD Supply, American Hotel Register, A-1 Textiles, Cintas, Office Depot, Grainger, S&D Coffee and more. There is no cost to join and they never charge you any fees.

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Struggling with Staffing? We are proud to share a real solution to this major problem.

Seasonal Connect is a platform that connects lodging organizations from across the country with seasonal staff, housing, daily transportation, and endless resources.

Seasonal Connect aims to solve the following major hurdles experienced by seasonal organizations:

  1. Recruiting and hiring seasonal workers – American and international!
  2. Finding in-country recruiting partners
  3. Locating seasonal housing options in your area
  4. Finding daily transportation options in your area
  5. Being welcomed into a community of other seasonal organizations for recruiting and collaborating.

Want more info? Watch this video. You can sign-up at www.seasonalconnect.com. Don't forget to enter CALODGING21 at check-out to receive an exclusive discount for our members.

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Looking for a free (and royalty free) ambient music service for your hotel? Music is designed to enhance your guest experience and with Citadel FM, we can do just that. Please consider Citadel FM; they offer three stations: ambient music, Latin ambient music, and Country ambient music. Moving forward is simple and fast. Set up can all be done remotely, using our Amazon speakers and any mobile device.

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CHLA offers a legal support program for members who are victims of serial drive-by lawsuits that allege violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join CHLA to utilize this valuable program.  If you have any questions on this program, please email Sandra@calodging.com

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Exclusive Employment Resource For CHLA Members

CHLA has teamed up with Fisher Phillips, LLP to provide you with the updated California Employment & Hiring Guide. This online guide will give you a comprehensive overview of various labor issues, including interviewing, hiring, medical leave and hiring contractors. It includes sample forms and policies on such topics as employee orientation checklists, drug & alcohol policies, vacation policies, meal and rest period policies, and more.

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As part of a strategic alliance program with UnitedHealth Group, CHLA and CABBI members have access to exclusive discounts and solutions. This alliance program provides access to more affordable health care solutions, promotes and supports health and wellness in the hospitality industry, and helps members navigate state and federal compliance areas.

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CHLA Members Receive Free Access to the Hotel Employee Rate Travel Program

Hotel Employee Rate is a global hotel employee travel platform allowing hotel employees all over the world the ability to travel at hotel employee rates. To join, hotels in the program contribute a minimal amount of their inventory over their low demand periods at hotel employee rates. In exchange, the hotels’ employees gain access to hotel employee rates/preferred rates at a worldwide portfolio of hotels and resorts in over 100 countries. CHLA hotel members receive complimentary access to the Hotel Employee Rate Travel Program (a $500- 1,000 value per hotel). CHLA member hotels receive preferred membership benefits when enrolling into the Program including complimentary enrollment for the first year, and a 50% discount for any renewal year.  To learn more, please email chla@hotelemployeerate.com and visit www.hotelemployeerate.com.

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Free Test Drive And Discounted Rate For CHLA Members

Benefit from a professionally produced telephone “On Hold” message campaign personalized for your property! Increase bookings, promote the amenities and the uniqueness of your property, encourage website reservations, cross promote F&B, group events, and more! Members receive a FREE 60-day test drive as a first step. A cancel at any time month-to-month agreement is coupled with a CHLA discounted rate. Click here for more details. Contact The OnHold Experience at 877.412.4653, onholdmike@gmail.com or visit theonholdexperience.com to learn more.

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