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 hospitality industry.

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Funds Available to Advance Your Education and Your Career!

2016 Scholarship Program

The Sacramento Hotel Association is pleased to announce its 2016 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 1, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded at the February 19, 2016, SHA Hospitality Gala, hosted by Embassy Suites Sacramento.

2016 Scholarship Application Packet


SHA Holiday Reception

Special thanks to SHA members for their generous contributions of toys for the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center. The toys were collected during SHA's Holiday Reception at The Citizen Hotel in mid-December. Operation Cratchit (remember Scrooge?), a project of the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center, serves nearly 600 households in North Sacramento (2,265 people--1,195 of those being children).


2015 Community Service Day

Photo credits: Bill Taylor, Samantha Shapiro, Mary Lynn Perry, Vishal Ream-Rao and Heather Kemp


Reader Board -- November

Reader Board

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2016 Events

Friday, February 19, 2016
SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards
Employee and Supplier Recognition
Program (evening event)
Embassy Suites Sacramento
Reception: 6:15 p.m.
Dinner & Awards: 7:00 p.m.

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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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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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