Ben Seidel Re-joins American Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors 

OCEAN CITY, Md., January. 14, 2021/PRNewswire/ -- 

Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that Ben Seidel, President & CEO, Real Hospitality Group has joined the Board of Directors for his second two-year term.

AHLA’s Board represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), management companies, independents, and state associations. Ben will be part of vital discussions concerning a broad range of industry- and association-related issues. AHLA ended 2019 representing a record 3.2 million U.S. hotel rooms and now counts the 10 largest hotel companies as members.

“I am pleased to welcome Ben back to the AHLA Board,” said Chip Rogers, president, and CEO of AHLA. “We are grateful to members such as Ben who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that AHLA is successful and represents the hotel industry with one unified voice both in and outside Washington, D.C.

“As we enter this pivotal election year, it’s more important than ever that our industry comes together to underscore our role in building strong communities in every Congressional district. There’s no doubt that Ben’s leadership and experience will serve our industry well as move our policy agenda forward,” said Rogers.


The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry and contributes nearly $660 billion to U.S. GDP. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Every day, America’s hotels make dreams come true, not just for our guests, but also for the 8.3 million people whose jobs we support—more than 1 in every 25 American jobs. Learn more at