AR Lodging Association

The Arkansas Lodging Association is committed to representing, educating and advancing the goals of the hotel and lodging industry in our state. It is one of the three components of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, along with the Restaurant Association and the Travel Council.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill as well as high-visibility networking events and industry-acclaimed publications. Members also receive discounts from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, the premier provider of hospitality training and certifications worldwide, and on nationally recognized products and services, increasing operational efficiency and delivering bottom line results.

Arkansas Lodging Association Officers and Board Members for 2017

  • President – Bob Martorana, Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs
  • Vice President – Chet Patel, Pinnacle Hotel Group, Little Rock
  • Secretary Blair Allen, Goff & Associates, Little Rock
  • Treasurer – Jay Lallu,  Days Inn, Fordyce & Cabot

 ALA Board-Terms to Expire in 2021

  • Lisa Best, Hampton Inn, Harrison
  • Ray Rosset, Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs
  • Veronica Post, Wine Country Cottage, Altus
  • Michael Sindelar, DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge, Bismark

ALA Board-Terms to Expire in 2020

  • Richie Mata, Hilton Garden Inn, West Little Rock
  • Annette Nichols, Hyatt Place, Rogers
  • Gary Patel, Super 8, Searcy
  • Bill Spencer, Little Rock Marriott, Little Rock

ALA Board-Terms to Expire in 2019

  • Emmanuel Gardinier, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
  • Shash Goyal, Best Western, Stuttgart/iSquare Management, Little Rock
  • Kem Merrell, Merrell & Associates, Forrest City
  • Robert Shamburger, S.E. Management, LLP, Hot Springs

ALA Board-Terms to Expire in 2018

  • Nick Nagin, Pinnacle Hotel Group, Little Rock

Past Presidents

  • Judy Adam,  Little Rock
  • Benny Baker, Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs
  • Pati Brown, Mountain Harbor Resort, Mount Ida
  • Jed Bullock, Best Western Eureka Inn, Eureka Springs
  • Michael Chaffin, Capital Hotel, Little Rock
  • Linda Collins Smith, Days Inn & Suites, Pocahontas
  • Ricky Johnson, Comfort Inn, Mountain Home
  • David Lang, Embassy Suites of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers
  • Becki Lewis, Wyndham Riverfront, North Little Rock
  • Jim Shamburger Jr., Best Western, Hot Springs
  • Kurt Schatzl, Embassy Suites, Hot Springs
  • David Smith, Red Apple Inn, Hot Springs
  • Randy Wolfinbarger, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs

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Industry Links

American Hotel & Lodging Association
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