“We are all in this together!”
The Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association is a nonprofit, statewide trade organization of lodging properties, lodging owners and management firms, suppliers, and related firms and individuals. Its mission is to provide advocacy and education for the hospitality industry.
It was founded in 1947 and is now the state’s largest private sector tourism organization. Today, HLTA consists of over 700 members representing the state’s leading industry, 165 of which are lodging properties comprising almost 50,000 rooms. The HLTA is a state affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the largest association of its kind in the world.
Our goals are to:
Active members shall be licensed lodging properties within the State of Hawaii that have met the requirements of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and are approved by the Board of Directors. They shall be represented by such person as may be designated by the management of the lodging property. Such representatives shall be called “active members,” and shall have the right to hold office in the Association and vote at all meetings of the membership.
Special Active members shall be persons active in the management of a group or chain of lodging properties wholly or partly engaged in business in the State of Hawaii. Such special class of active members shall have the right to hold office in the Association and vote at all meetings of the membership but shall not be entitled to vote under the circumstances set forth in Section 1 of Article XI hereof. Such special class of active members shall pay the same dues as an associate member.
“Allied” members shall be in a business affiliated with the hospitality industry in Hawai`i. Allied members shall have the rights and privileges of Active and Special Active members, but shall not have the right to vote or to hold any office in the Association except that an Allied member may hold the office of Treasurer. Other individuals in a company already represented in HLTA may apply for membership using the Secondary Allied form. Dues are lower for this category.
An Associate member shall be any person who has been a lodging manager but who has retired from the lodging business or any person who has been a representative for a member Allied company, but who has retired from the workforce. Associate Members shall not have the right to vote or to hold any office in the Association and shall pay the same dues as a Special Active and Sole Practitioner.
The Board of Directors may invite as special members those persons who render a service to the Lodging industry or to other visitor industry organizations that the Board of Director deems vital to the advancement of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association. Special members shall have all the rights and privileges of associate members, but cannot vote or hold office, and shall not be required to pay fees. Such membership shall remain in effect only so long as the person remains active in the field from which he was chosen.
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Sole Practitioner members shall be persons active in the management of a group or chain or lodging properties wholly or partly engaged in business in the State of Hawaii or is active in the lodging business outside the State of Hawaii. Sole Practitioner members shall have the right to hold office and vote under the circumstances set forth in Section I of Article XI hereof and shall pay the same dues as Associate & Special Active members.
Student members shall be persons who are attending an accredited institution of higher learning full time and majoring in the hospitality industry. Student members cannot vote or hold office, and shall be required to pay fees.
For more information about membership, contact Dean Nakasone, Vice President, at (808) 923-0407 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.