Welcome to the Sacramento Hotel Association

The Sacramento Hotel Association (SHA) is a nonprofit, professional trade organization of lodging properties representing more than 5,000 guestrooms in the greater Sacramento area. Our members represent a range of lodging properties. The association also represents allied businesses and suppliers engaged in the local visitor industry.

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2015 Events

Friday, February 20, 2015
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Embassy Suites Sacramento
100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento
Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Presentation: 12:45 p.m.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards
Employee and Supplier Recognition Awards
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, Sacramento
Reception: 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Award Presentations: 8:30 p.m.

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2015 Scholarship Program

The Sacramento Hotel Association is pleased to announce its 2015 Scholarship Program. We invite college and university students to apply for the tuition scholarships available to students studying for a career in business administration, human resources, finance/accounting, culinary arts management, lodging management or other hospitality-related field.

SHA Member Hotels and Companies: Please notify your employees who are attending local colleges and universities about the scholarship program. The $1,000 grants are tuition-only scholarships. The respective school's Financial Aid/Scholarship Office administers each grant.

The application deadline is February 13, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded at the March 13, 2015, SHA Hospitality Gala, hosted by Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza.

2015 Scholarship Application Packet


SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards Presentation: Employee and Supplier Recognition Awards

Photos courtesy of Eye Connoisseur Photography

SHA Hospitality Gala
The Sacramento Hotel Association honored outstanding hotel employees and an industry supplier at its 22nd annual Hospitality Gala, March 28, 2014, at The Citizen Hotel.  Thanks to our hosts at The Citizen for a marvelous Farm-to-Fork dinner. A full recap of the Gala and event photos will be published in the June issue of Reader Board.

Awards were presented to the following outstanding hotel employees as "2013 Hospitality Employees of the Year."

The Citizen Hotel - Helena Rhodes, Front Office Host
DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento - Hoa Lam, Cook
Embassy Suites - Sushma Khadkadhungana, Suite Attendant
Hilton Sacramento Arden West - Alexandria Webb, Sales Administration
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza - James Raymond, Valet
Hyatt Regency Sacramento - Matt Leonhardt, Concierge and Tam Phan, Housekeeping Houseperson
Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center - Samson Her, Setup Captain
Marriott Courtyard Cal Expo & Fairfield Inn Cal Expo - Ofelia Hernandez, Housekeeper/Room Attendant/Laundry
Residence Inn at Capitol Park - Felipe Romo, Maintenance                                                    
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova - John Ortiz, Room Service
Sheraton Grand Hotel - Richard Palamarchuk, Server and Megan Veyna, Human Resources Coordinator
The Westin Sacramento Hotel - Jose Gutierrez, Engineer

The Sacramento Hotel Association presented its Supplier of the Year award to Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento. The award was presented to Fred Pleines Jr., the president of the Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento.

The Sacramento Hotel Association also granted three $1,000 tuition scholarships during the Hospitality Gala to local college students. The scholarship recipients:
Henry Broussard III, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts – Sacramento
Rysa Kolesinski, Cosumnes River College
Lucas Mittenentzwei, California State University, Sacramento

The Sacramento Hotel Association is joining forces with the California Hotel and Lodging Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to take a stand against cancer and raise $1,000,000 during a month-long fundraising campaign called the Million Dollar Mission.

Getting involved is easy - please contact Robert Ojeda at LLS (robert.ojeda@lls.org - 916.628.4587) for more information.

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Industry 911 Dial-Through Update

American Hotel & Lodging Association
Issue Background
As a result of the Kari's Law petition, the U.S. lodging industry has convened a task force of more than 50 lodging executives with expertise in telecommunications and security. The industry views the safety and security of guests and employees as a top priority, and is working closely with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well as Congress and other interested stakeholders. AH&LA has developed an industry recommendation and is creating resources to encourage and assist properties in ensuring direct 911 dialing procedures. Please download link to view the recommendation from AH&LA.

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Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Hotels

Courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources
The list includes these areas:

  • General Suggestions
  • Building Maintenance
  • Kitchen, Dining Room & Bar
  • Laundry
  • Exterior
  • Pool

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Reader Board -- June November

Reader Board