Greater

Philadelphia

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, Philadelphia Sports Congress, Multicultural Affairs Congress, and Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Who We Are

About


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.

Events

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GPHA Golf Outing

GPHA annually hosts a golf outing raising funds for our Michael M. Boyle Scholarship Fund benefiting high school seniors and college students pursuing a career in hospitality and culinary.

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.


Partners

Temple University

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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

Email: contact@gpha.us