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Media Alerts & Press Releases 

CFHLA COORDINATES WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE HOSPITALITY JOB FAIR FOR PUERTO RICO EVACUEES (October 24, 2017)

CFHLA PATRIOT DAY BREAKFAST TO REMEMBER 9/11 VICTIMS, HONOR LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS (AUGUST 31, 2017)

CFHLA CALLS FOR RENEWAL OF “TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS” FOR HAITIAN NATIONALS (May 19, 2017)


CFHLA AWARDS OVER $100,000 IN CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSPITALITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL GRANTS (April 21, 2017)

CFHLA TO RECOGNIZE HOSPITALITY EMPLOYEES AT GOLDEN PINEAPPLE DINNER (January 25, 2017)

CFHLA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (December 29, 2016)

ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER TO RECEIVE CFHLA'S HIGHEST HONOR (December 9, 2016)

CFHLA TO RECOGNIZE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY, HONOR LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS (August 26, 2016)

BACCHUS BASH 2016: ORLANDO'S LARGEST STREET PARTY SET TO FUND HOSPITALITY EDUCATION (March 25, 2016)

CFHLA PRESENTS COMPTROLLER HAYNIE WITH 2015 “PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR” AWARD (February 29, 2016)

CFHLA RECOGNIZES FORMER ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER SCOTT BOYD (February 23, 2016)

CFHLA HOSTS THEIR ANNUAL GOLDEN PINEAPPLE AWARDS (January 28, 2016)


ORLANDO CITY SOCCER’S PHIL RAWLINS RECEIVES HOSPITALITY GROUP’S HIGHEST HONOR (December 14, 2015)

CFHLA REMEMBERS 9/11/2001 ATTACKS, HONORS LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS (September 11, 2015)

CFHLA CONTRIBUTES $250,000 TO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, AWARDS FULL-RIDE HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP AT LUNCHEON (May 1, 2015)

OVER $120,000 RAISED FOR HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS AT THE 2015 CFHLA BACCHUS BASH (April 13, 2015)

HOSPITALITY GROUP RECOGNIZES COMMISSIONER THOMPSON AS 2014 “PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR” (February 26, 2015)

LOEWS HOTELS CHAIRMAN HONORED WITH CHARLES ANDREWS MEMORIAL HOSPITALITY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (December 16, 2014)

HOSPITALITY GROUP HONORS LOCAL HEROES ON SEPTEMBER 11 (September 11, 2014)

DR. PHILLIPS STUDENT AWARDED $2,000 HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP FROM CFHLA (May 19, 2014)

2014 BACCHUS BASH EARNS OVER $120,000 FOR HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS (April 7, 2014)

TOURISM HONORS SENATOR SIMMONS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (February 3, 2014)

'CFHLA AWARDS HOSPITALITY’S HIGHEST HONORS' (December 16, 2013)

'ALEX MARTINS HONORED WITH CHARLES ANDREWS MEMORIAL HOSPITALITY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP' (December 9, 2013)

'TOURISM HOSTS DISCUSSION ON FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL STADIUM RENOVATIONS AND COLLECTION DRIVE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS' (November 7, 2013)

'TOURISM HONORS REPRESENTATIVE PRECOURT FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP' (July 10, 2013)

'2013 CFHLA HOSPITALITY CAREER FAIR' (May 7, 2013)

'TOURISM CELEBRATES ITS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND HOSTS COLLECTION DRIVE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS' (April 24, 2013)

'2013 BACCHUS BASH RAISES OVER $120,000 FOR HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS' (April 8, 2013)

'BACCHUS BASH 2013: A STREET PARTY BENEFITING HOSPITALITY EDUCATION' (March 25, 2013)

'SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH REVIEWS ORLANDO HOTEL OCCUPANCY AND PROJECTIONS' (February 4, 2013)

'HOSPITALITY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR SUPERIOR SERVICE' (January 25, 2013)

'CFHLA AWARDS HOSPITALITY'S HIGHEST HONORS' (December 18, 2012) 

'CFHLA HONORS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY LEGENDS' (December 6, 2012)

'CFHLA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE' (December 3, 2012)

'SAIN HONORED WITH CHARLES ANDREWS MEMORIAL HOSPITALITY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP' (November 29, 2012)

'TOURISM HOSTS LUNCHEON FEATURING POST-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ANALYSIS AND COLLECTION DRIVE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS' (October 30, 2012)

'HOSPITALITY RECOGNIZES HOMETOWN HEROES' (September 10, 2012)

'TOURISM PARTNERS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS' (August 17, 2012)

'EXPERTS PROVIDE 2013 TOURISM PROJECTIONS' (July 16, 2012)

'TOURISM HONORS SENATOR ALTMAN & REPRESENTATIVE CRISAFULLI FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP' (April 24, 2012)

'TOURISM CELEBRATES ITS 'EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS' AND HOSTS COLLECTION DRIVE FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS' (April 23, 2012)

CFHLA Press Release Archive 


CFHLA In The News


'Hotel-Tax Collections Fall in April' - The Orlando Sentinel (June 3, 2013)

'Need A Job? Hotel Group Hosts Career Fair May 23' - The Orlando Sentinel (May 16, 2013)

'CFHLA Bacchus Bash Raises $120,000 For Hospitality Education' - Orlando Business Journal (April 8, 2012)

'Orange County Hotel Tax Still Generating Encouraging Amounts Of Revenue' - The Orlando Sentinel (March 3, 2013)

'Soccer Stadium, Tourism Industry Vie For Same Cash' - The Orlando Sentinel (February 22, 2013)

'Orlando's Hotels Have Best Growth In 14 Months' - The Orlando Sentinel (February 21, 2013)

'Local Leaders Weigh In On New Visit Orlando CEO George Armando Aguel' - The Orlando Business Journal (February 5, 2013)

'CFHLA Names Golden Pineapple Award Winners Recognizing Front Line Employees for Superior Guest Service' - Hotel-Online (January 28,2013)

'CFHLA Helps UCF Hospitality Students Meet & Greet Local Hoteliers' UCF TODAY (January 8, 2013)

'Hoteliers Making Their List, Checking It Twice' - The Orlando Sentinel (December 31, 2012)

'CFHLA Names Paul Tang Lodging Member of the Year' - The Orlando Business Journal (December 19, 2012)

'Orange County Tourist Tax Off To Good Start in Fiscal 2013' - Orlando Sentinel (December 4, 2012)

'Orange County Collects $14.7 Million Resort Taxes For October' - Orlando Business Journal (December 4, 2012)

'475 Jobs Open At Orlando's Top Hotel Chains' - Orlando Business Journal (November 30, 2012)

'CFHLA To Honor Gary Sain With Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award' - Orlando Business Journal (November 29, 2012)

'Batchelor, Perez Talk Politics At CFHLA Event' - Orlando Business Journal (November 9, 2012)

'Tourism Spending Up, But Air Travels Slips' - Orlando Sentinel (September 16, 2012)

'Business Groups Sue To Stop Orange County Sick-Time Ballot Initiative' - Orlando Sentinel (August 1, 2012)

'Hotels' Summer Off To A Good Start, Though It May Not Last' - Orlando Sentinel (July 19, 2012)

'Judges Ruling On Tourist Tax Worries Orange Leaders' - Orlando Sentinel (July 5, 2012)

'Hoteliers Daughter Spurs Industry Blood Drive' - Orlando Sentinel (June 28, 2012)

'CFHLA Awards Its Largest Gift Ever To Rosen College' - UCF Today (May 3, 2012)

'Vote Travel: Tourism-Industry Pep Rally Touts Economic Clout' - The Orlando Sentinel (May 1, 2012)

'Hoteliers Honor Pair Of Brevard Lawmakers' - The Orlando Sentinel (April 29, 2012)

'Pool Rule Turns Into Battle Over Federal Regs' - The Sun-Sentinel (April 1, 2012)

'Four Orlando Hotel Projects On Tap This Year' - Orlando Business Journal (March 30, 2012)

'Progressions: CFHLA Recognizes Front-Line Employees at 2011 Golden Pineapple Awards' - The Orlando Sentinel (March 5, 2012)

'Letters To The Editor: All-Star Slam-Dunk by CFHLA President/CEO Richard Maladecki' - The Orlando Sentinel (February 29, 2012)

'Citrus Bowl Upgrades Face Tough Road' - The Orlando Sentinel (February 28, 2012)

'Give The Citrus Bowl Its Much-Needed Makeover' - The Orlando Sentinel (February 26, 2012)

'Orlando Hotel Occupancy Projected To Improve In 2012' - Orlando Business Journal (February 16, 2012)

'Florida Senate Passes Mega-Casino Bill' - WDBO (January 10, 2011)

'Bowl Fans Bring Footbal Fever And Economic Boost To Orlando' - The Orlando Sentinel (December 28, 2011)

'Pizza Fliers Spur Arrests At Tourist Hotels' - The Orlando Sentinel (December 9, 2011)

'Orange County's Hotel-Tax Receipts Continue To Improve' - The Orlando Sentinel (December 2, 2011)

'CFHLA Picks Davis To Get Hospitality Award' - Orlando Business Journal (November 29, 2011)

'CFHLA Elects 2012 Directors' - Orlando Sentinel (November 28, 2011)

'Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Elects New Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2012' - Hotel Online (November 21, 2011)

'New Green Destination Orlando Program Launched' - Focus on Travel News (November 8, 2011)

'South Florida Gambling Divides Orlando Tourism Industry' - Orlando Sentinel (October 4, 2011) 

'Giving Makes Back To School Easier For Students' - Orlando Sentinel (September 18, 2011)