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.


Power Meetings and Business Opportunity Annual Event 2/19/2018

Where can you get decision makers in one room at one time? GPHA Power Meetings & Business Opportunity Event! Connect your business to the hospitality procurement pipe! As a vendor company, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with regional hotel executives and managers. Bring your company profile and capability statement, and be prepared to build lasting connections that go beyond the day’s event.

Golf Outing - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 RiverCrest Golf Club

Join us on the golf course along with your association members and business leaders representing companies from the five county region enjoy a day on the greens. RiverCrest Golf Club offers great course conditions, stunning views and challenging hazards provide the perfect retreat for you!

GPHA Networking Series - Thursday, February 22, 2018

GPHA hosts a series of networking events where GPHA members and friends mix and mingle while networking with colleagues from hosting organizations and the hospitality and events industry. End your evening with a cocktail and making new connections in new places.

Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner

The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) presents the Stars of the Industry program to honor the hospitality industry for their leadership, commitment and service to their industry and community. The prestigious awards recognize excellent qualities that set the standards for the lodging industry to achieve.

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