Welcome to ALP - Association of Lodging Professionals

We are a collaborative community, solving the challenges of independent lodging property owners in a changing travel landscape.

We’re a non-profit association that focuses on professional development and advocates for the industry in media relations and influencing public policy.

ALP member property, lady with smile.
Richard Aday from ThinkReservations presenting to a room of hospitality professionals


To champion current and aspiring professionals within the independent lodging community, and to help them become highly successful by providing essential education, advocacy, networking, and professional development.


To ensure a robust, independent lodging community by serving as a resource for essential industry education, as an influential industry advocate, and as a facilitator of strong industry alliances.

About ALP

It is important to you to operate a successful business whether you are an innkeeper, independent lodging owner, a unique lodging property, a hospitality professional, an aspiring hospitality professional, or an allied partner that supports our industry with your products and services. Operating a unique lodging property requires a variety of skills and access to resources. Marketing, management, staffing, finance, technology, legal issues, cooking, decorating, cleaning, safety, customer service, keeping up with guest trends, and advocating for your industry – the list is practically endless. To sum it up, you’re a professional.

In April 2018 the former for-profit PAII became a non-profit organization with the US IRS 501(c)6 designation. In January 2020, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) and the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) merged to form a new non-profit organization: the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP).

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