WA Hospitality Blog

Back to homepage
Blog - Seattle Chapter Chapters Industry News

Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Take Effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, room cleaning and square footage limits, required expenditures for health care coverage

Operations & Cost Control Programs Wise Buy WRA Blog - Profitability Tips

Meet your customers online and curbside

If you are considering pivoting your business model to meet your customers where they are now – online, we are waiving our monthly software fees and setup costs on Converge

Programs Wise Buy WRA Blog - Profitability Tips

Finding Savings in the Details

A penny saved is a penny earned, and right now, who isn’t counting their pennies? As a small or medium business owner, you know how quickly you can enhance your

Blog - Education Foundation News releases News Room ProStart Training & Education

Congratulations to the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the year

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. In the ProStart program, students not only receive career and

Blog - Government Government Affairs News Room

LCB rulemaking proposes removal of 42-inch barrier, adds more flexible options

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has introduced proposed rules to update the 42-inch barrier requirements for establishments with a liquor license. The barriers were intended to separate the space

Blog - Government Government Affairs News releases News Room Washington State

The 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality: Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, Rep. Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, Rep.

Blog - Government Government Affairs Homepage Featured Industry News Lodging News releases News Room Washington State

Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The

Blog - Government Government Affairs Homepage Featured News Room Restrictive Scheduling Washington State

Restrictive Scheduling: Respond to Action Alert and Say NO to Statewide Scheduling Mandate

The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules. This cornerstone of our industry is under direct attack with House Bill 1491/Senate Bill

Blog - Education Foundation Blog - Government Government Affairs Homepage Community News releases News Room Training & Education Washington State

Hospitality Workforce Development Bill Gets Hearing

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 160, nicolev@wahospitality.org Hospitality Workforce Development

WA Hospitality Blog

Education Foundation Director’s Notes – January 2019

Hi! My name is David Faro. On January 1, 2019 I had the good fortune to become the Director of the Washington Hospitality Association’s Education Foundation. As I take the

Blog - Government Government Affairs Homepage Featured News Room Washington State

The 2019 Legislative Session Preview

*This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of The Washington Hospitality Association Magazine  By Nicole Vukonich For the first time in a while, when the Legislature convenes on

Blog - Government Full Service Government Affairs Homepage Featured Lodging Membership News Room Quick Service Training & Education Washington State

Register Today: Hill Climb is Jan. 28

Hill Climb & Taste Our Best January 28, 2019 We are Washington hospitality. We are in this together as one industry and are the faces of the largest private employer

Articles Blog - Education Foundation Chapters Government Affairs Lodging News Room WA Hospitality Blog

Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Washington Hospitality Association’s favor

The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling

Articles Blog - Seattle Chapter Chapters Government Affairs News Room Resources

Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout