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


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.


Registration Now Open - GPHA Power Meetings-February 22, 2022

Join us for our popular Speed Networking Event. It is a defined opportunity to meet hotel industry professionals face to face, in a structured format. This event offers members the perfect occasion to connect to all participants and to expand your business and enterprise contacts – 4 minutes at a time.

Gala of Stars Event - Thursday, December 2, 2021

Let's CELEBRATE!!! We're all in this together and we've proved that our industry is strong when we work together. So this year, instead of honoring individuals, we decided to celebrate everyone - ALL of the many stars that shine in our Galaxy at Live! Casino & Hotel Event Center!

Day at the Races

Join us for GPHA's Member Event, a fun "Day at the Races" networking, betting, and relaxing in a friendly atmosphere of the new Beer Garden on The Patio at the Grandstand!

September Member Event - September 14 2021

Join us for GPHA's Member Event "Back to the Past" reconnecting  with friends and colleagues over cocktails at Central Green The Navy Yard! This is an outside event with plenty of green space, bocce ball, ping pong, cornhole and seating areas!

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.


Temple University

Alex's Lemonade Stand

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