GPHA is dedicated to mentoring future hotel employees and providing continuing education and development for current hospitality industry employees. GPHA also assists industry employees with professional certifications, training and business development seminars, and provides scholarships and resource materials to schools, teaching centers and individuals to ensure a successful career path in the hospitality industry.

GPHA members receive discounts on ServSafe classes and access to members-only events. There are also professional networking programs to engage GPHA members with industry peers, develop professional skills and help give back to the community.

Employment Law & Workers' Compensation

Weber Gallagher has created a GPHA web page for GPHA members for the latest webinars, alerts, newsletters, podcasts, events and more! Visit the site at GPHA Weber Gallagher. If you have a suggestion for topics please contact Chelsea who is listed on the web page.

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, GPHA is offering members the National Restaurant Association's One-Day Servsafe ® Certification program. Click here for dates, times, locations and registration. Be sure to indicate in the comment box that you are a GPHA member to receive a rate of $150.

TIPS Bartending Certification

This certification program helps to assure that your front-of-the-house staff is prepared for every situation. It will outline effective responsible alcohol service practices for all front-of-the house staff including bartenders, waiters, hosts, bussers, security and valets that may need to prevent and/or deal with intoxication.

Temple University Event Executive Certificate Program 

The only award- winning, comprehensive events planning program that prepares you to achieve a certificate for a number of different professional organizations. The full program may be completed in one year, but you can enroll for individual courses as well. Earn a professional (non-credit) executive certificate in Event Leadership to advance your career. Click to learn more or contact Ira Rosen, Temple University Event Leadership Certificate Program Director or 215-204-6126.

In alignment with our commitment to provide members with the most comprehensive human resource and networking opportunities, GPHA offers seminars throughout the year. Check back for upcoming dates.

GPHA's Michael M. Boyle Scholarships

GPHA’s Michael M. Boyle Scholarship Fund affords scholarships to outstanding and deserving students working to earn an associate, bachelors or graduate degree in hospitality related fields. In addition to their studies, eligible students must demonstrate related work experience, an intention to pursue a career in hospitality and good academic standing with their high school, college or university. GPHA ensures winning recipients have funds forwarded to their respective colleges directly to be applied toward tuition, books, etc. for the subsequent semester.

Each applicant is considered based on outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and commitment to community involvement, and other organizations/associations at their respective high schools and colleges, and a personal essay addressing why he/she is the best candidate for the scholarship funds.

This scholarship is dedicated in memory of Michael M. Boyle who was a key figure in reviving Philadelphia’s hospitality industry. He served as the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association’s President from 1998-2000 and was a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation. He was a vigorous visionary and a devoted advocate for the hospitality industry in Philadelphia. These scholarships are a testament to his vision and passion for the hotel community in Philadelphia.

2019/20 GPHA College Scholarship Application - download the application or complete the application online and upload documents

2019/20 GPHA High School Scholarship Application - download the application or complete the application online and upload documents


Graduate Education Partnership with Temple University

Employees of hotels that are members of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) will be given the opportunity to advance their skill set with a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship and application fee waiver through Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

The partnership between STHM and GPHA will allow hospitality professionals from the 90 hotels in GPHA’s network to pursue a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and advance their careers through industry-relevant coursework in a hands-on environment build to enhance creativity and analytical thinking. Hotels with memberships in the GPHA employ more than 14,000 Philadelphia-area residents.

Through the program, students can pursue concentrations in hospitality operations management, event management or tourism and hospitality marketing. The capstone class is a real-world consulting project.

The agreement makes STHM the official graduate education partner of the GPHA.

Interested hotel employees can begin the application process at Prospective students can contact Michelle Rosar, associate director of graduate enrollment at or 215-204-3315.

About the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

To prepare future leaders in the sport, tourism and hospitality industries, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University integrates real-world lessons into the classroom. Through our global network, we provide student-centered education and development for todays growing industries.


Employment Resources 

Brown's Shoprite or The Fresh Grocer

Anyone that is interested in a position with our company can apply to, or

Attached is a list of our store locations. If you have names of anyone interested in working for us please email me directly and I will make sure they receive an interview. Marie K Wagner, HR Supervisor

Sunrise Senior Living 

Sunrise is a senior living organization with over 250+ communities in North America (US and Canada). While circumstances are constantly evolving and ever-changing during this time, we’re still looking to hire top-talent in housekeeping, dining (servers and cooks), facilities management, caregivers, concierge, mid-level management and sales

If any of your hotels are interested in partnering with us to support any of their employees exploring alternative employment, please contact me at  or 301-273-4593. Alternatively, if there’s a process in place for connecting with displaced workers (job board, website, contact list) I’d appreciate the direction. Career pages

Hilton Partnerships and Resources

Hilton Connecting Team Members to Temporary Jobs

USA Today mention: Furloughed Hilton workers offered access to other jobs during coronavirus pandemic

A number of businesses are offering temporary/transitional employment opportunities to individuals who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. VIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Business Resources 

Letters are available for essential businesses to give to employees, especially those in “stay at home” counties. HOTEL LETTER   RESTAURANT LETTER

Must Have Menus has released a Coronavirus Response Kit for Restaurants full of actionable messaging templates that your restaurants can use for Takeout, Delivery, Safety, Hours, Pick-Up, Meal Kits and more.

Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief FundProviding some small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with immediate relief through a mix of grants and loans. Matrix of Eligibility

City of Philadelphia extends property, business tax deadlines to July 15.

Pennsylvania small businesses are eligible to apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Loans. APPLY ONLINE

Pennsylvania Shared-Work Program

This program is through the Unemployment Compensation Office which allows an employer to temporarily reduce the work hours of a group of employees and divide the available hours equaling rather than laying off any employees.

Department of Community & Economic Development
A collection of links to various resources for employers in response to COVID-19.

Office of Unemployment Compensation
Resources and information regarding UC benefits. Prepare now so if you or your employees need to file, your application(s) can be processed quickly.

Office of Unemployment Compensation
Resources and information regarding UC benefits. Prepare now so if you or your employees need to file, your application(s) can be processed quickly.

AH&LA is surveying hoteliers to identify those who are willing to enter into temporary leases for certain types of lodging properties at this time. TAKE SURVEY

The Pa. Department of Human Services is conducting a Feeding & Sheltering Survey of Pa. businesses.  



Job Bank

Many of our Allied and Hotel Members and Partners post their open positions on their own site. The following list includes those who regularly post on-line. 

Pennsylvania Convention Center  Sales Manager      Accounting Manager Client Utilities

Courtyard Philadelphia City Line Sales Admi

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Job Listings 

Embassy Suites Center City HEI Hotels 

Hersha Hotels

Hilton Philadelphia Hotel at Penn's Landing Job Listings

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Kimpton Hotels

Le Meridien Philadelphia HEI Hotels

Loews Philadelphia Hotel Job Opportunities

Marriott International Job Opportunites

Pennsylvania Convention Center - Sales Manager  HR Generalist 

                                                        Executive Assistant   Housekeeping Operations Manager 

Independence Seaport Museum  Assistant Director of Sales and Rentals

Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, a Dolce Hotel (Galloway, NJ) Director of Food & Beverage  Leisure Travel Sales Manager

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill 

Sofitel Philadelphia

Sonesta Hotel

Synergy Hospitality Properties View Online

The Bellevue Philadelphia

The Desmond Job Opportunities 

The Inn at Penn Hotel Employment Opportunities www.Jobs.Hilton.Com

The Logan Hotel & Urban Farmer Restaurant

The Radnor Hotel Job Opportunities

The Rittenhouse Hotel

The Study University City Job Opportunities

The Union League of Philadelphia Inn Manager

Valley Forge Casino Resort:

Westin Philadelphia Job Opportunities 

Windsor Suites  Maintenance Engineer

Wurzak Hotel Group: HOME2 Suites Philadelphia, Sheraton Valley Forge, The Hilton and Homewood City Avenue and Westin Mt. Laurel:


Philadelphia Information

As the fifth largest city in the U.S., Philadelphia offers lots of options for every type of traveler. World-renowned museums, cultural attractions, tax-free shopping, award-winning restaurants, diversified nightlife options, and of course, lots of comfortable places to lay your tired head. In fact, there are more than 14,000 hotel rooms in the Greater Philadelphia area.

To help with your travel planning, the following are some links to our local partners.

Domestic Traveler:

International and Group Travelers:

Business and Corporate Travelers:

Events Calendar:

We hope you enjoy your time in Philadelphia. We know you will be back again, whether it is for business, leisure, or a little of both.