Hotel Association

Serving the needs of Philadelphia properties and members through advocacy and communication on education, technology, and other industry issues.

What We Do

Government Affairs & Advocacy

GPHA serves as the principal advocate of the hotel industry in the Philadelphia region, furthering its interests through civic representation, education efforts, community partnerships, and increased marketing presence. GPHA also takes a position on legislation that directly or indirectly affects our members. Our recent lobbying efforts have saved our members millions of dollars in reduced taxes, permit fees, and improved guests experience.

The Voice of the Region’s Hotel Industry

GPHA serves as the voice of the hotel industry throughout the Delaware Valley to the news media and Commonwealth and local elected officials. Our hotel tax funds the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PHLCVB, and Visit Philadelphia which gives us representation on their Boards of Directors. We also serve on several other boards including Independence Visitors Center, Philadelphia Works, Mayor Nutter’s Hospitality Cabinet, Philadelphia Sports Congress, Multicultural Affairs Congress, and Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Who We Are


The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association serves the interests of more than 90 hotels, including all Center City properties, and 140+ allied members throughout the Delaware Valley.

The result: our hotel members offer visitors more than 30,000 guestrooms and employ 14,000 residents.

GPHA is managed by:
Alta Management Services, Inc.

Alta Management Services, Inc.


Annual Golf Outing

Each spring, GPHA offers the opportunity for individuals to meet, mingle, and golf with General Managers and Department Heads from the many hotels and businesses in the Philadelphia area. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Michael M. Boyle Scholarship program. Select the Registration button below to register online or select Read More to download a printable registration form.

Click with Your Customers Social Media Seminar & Networking - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GPHA holds informative and education seminars and fun networking events with a mix of people involved in the hospitality and events industry. Events are held at a variety of city venues, so you'll meet new people, see new places, and gain valuable information and insight.

Power Meetings & Supplier Opportunity Event-Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

This event is a premier members only forum for Allied and Hotel members to come together and participate in a series of one-on-one meetings, network, and build relationships that will go beyond the day of the event.

Our Philadelphia The Wonderful Whirl Thru Philly

You’ve all seen the hit network reality program: “The Amazing Race”, well NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO LIVE IT, thru a one-of-a-kind interactive experience throughout the City of Brotherly Love; “THE WONDERFUL WHIRL THRU PHILLY”! The WWTP is an excellent opportunity to provide employees with a fast-paced, in-depth, energizing, fun-filled event, guaranteed to add lasting value to your employees and Philadelphia!

GPHA believes the best way to help our visitors to the Philadelphia region is to provide the best product and service they have ever experienced. How do we learn what is and is not working for them?

By talking to one another. GPHA hosts six major events, and about a dozen other less formal events, for the hospitality industry to meet and discuss what they are seeing and hearing within their own properties.



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Allied Member Feedback on GPHA's Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner

"Great program last night. I've been to many an awards programs, and the genuine joy and enthusiasm in the room topped them all. Happy to have been a part of it, and kudos to you Sue for coordinating all those moving parts!"

- Brian Shapiro, President, Shapiro Communications

Contact Us

Address: 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 810, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: (215) 557-1900