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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2014 Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 6
SHA Community Service Project
The Hospitality Industry Helping in the Community
Team Assembly Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street
Contact SHA staff for more information info@sacramentohotelassociation.com


Monday, October 13
Sacramento Hospitality Classic Golf Tournament
Fundraiser for Scholarship Program
Valley Hi Country Club

Registration Brochure Register Online

Sponsor Form Prize Donation Form


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


Thanks to everyone's efforts and participation, this year's community service project was a tremendous success. In addition to a dynamic cadre of team leaders and volunteers, we had terrific agency partners for this community revitalization effort and donations project in South Sacramento.

On Saturday, September 7, the Sacramento Hotel Association and more than 200 volunteers from its member hotels and vendor companies offered a day of improvements, donations and community pride at several City Parks and a Community Garden in the Avondale/Glen Elder Area of South Sacramento, along with projects at the George Sim Community Center and the Colonial Heights Library. Volunteer teams also worked at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, Camellia Basic Elementary School, Elder Creek Elementary School, Mercy Housing/Kennedy Estates, Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), St. John's Shelter for Women & Children and at a Sacramento Habitat for Humanity jobsite. Volunteers completed a variety of outdoor and indoor tasks for this service project, including landscape cleanup, plantings, facility cleaning and donation sorting. Volunteers also donated gently used clothing to St. John's Shelter for Women & Children and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Volunteers from the following hotels, companies and organizations participated in the service project: Ace Parking, California Hotel & Lodging Association, The Citizen Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hilton Arden West, Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Hyatt Regency, Lions Gate Hotel, Marriott/Fairfield Cal Expo Hotels, Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Residence Inn Downtown, Sacramento CVB, Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Sheraton Grand and Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento.

Thanks to Yellow Cab Co. of Sacramento for sponsoring the t-shirts and to the hotels that donated food and beverage service for the day. In addition, special thanks to the City's Volunteer Coordinator, as well as staff from the George Sim Community Center and the City Parks & Recreation Department for partnering with us.

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 2014

Reader Board