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What members say about NHLA

NHLA is fortunate and very appreciative for being recognized for providing outstanding resources and benefits for our members.  Take a look below at a few of the comments received recently.  Here is what members say about NHLA:

Mary Ann Burns, NHLA Chairman of the Board

Mary Ann Burns

VP of Hotel Operations

Boyd Gaming

NHLA Chairman of the Board

Boyd Gaming has been a member of NHLA for over 17 years. I have been on the board of directors for 7 years and am currently serving as the chairman of the board.

The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association brings an abundance of resources, benefits and activities to our hospitality industry throughout the state.

  • Educational programs, certifications, conferences, webinars, seminars
  • Professional leadership programs
  • Mentor programs (I am big proponent of this program!)
  • Emerging Leaders young professionals
  • Women in Lodging (I’m a founding member)
  • Committees providing expertise and guidance relevant to our hospitality industry
  • Networking events
  • Bowling and Golf tournaments

During this challenging COVID-19 crisis, NHLA has been with our members every step of the way providing resources to a wide range of directives, mandates, issues, entities, agencies and other sources of assistance and important communication. Diane Gandy, our President and her team, answers hundreds of questions every week and is always available.

We have assembled dozens of free educational programs and opportunities for those not working or working from home. We will all need to work together to bring our city back to its pre-pandemic days.

I strongly support membership in the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association and recommend it for anyone in the industry. Let’s make Vegas stronger together!  When a company joins all team members can utilize the benefits and resources.  Check us out at

Matt Tyburski

Matt Tyburski, CAM, CMCA, AMS

General Manager – Club Wyndham Desert Blue

Joining Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association provides members with a competitive advantage because they become active, informed members within their industry. Many association members who lead busy professional lives depend on NHLA to brief them on important industry trends and new legislative rulings.  Access to exclusive online resources, networking opportunities, professional development, education, and seminars and conferences are key benefits provided by NHLA.  NHLA is a valued resource and partner of Wyndham Destinations.

Eric Eisenberg

Eric Eisenberg,

Director of Hotel Operations

Boyd Gaming Downtown Region

 NHLA provides endless resources for both current and future Hospitality Leaders. Advancing Industry support in the form Seminars, Webinars, Social Networking and Special Events keeps members involved and updated. Government Affairs, Cyber Security and Certified Guest Service programs provide additional educational opportunities outside of standard Hotel property engagement.

The Emerging Leaders and Women in Lodging groups offer unique and valuable mentor-mentee opportunities that continue to fortify personal and professional Hotelier relationships through networking, mentorship, philanthropic, and educational opportunities.

NHLA is comprised of professional Hoteliers working to advance our Hospitality future and we welcome your membership.

Grateful Foodie

Caroline Moassessi

Grateful Foodie

Even though I just received my membership, I’m in awe of how much rich information has been shared via the newsletter. But I’ll be honest, what has inspired me the most is the critical sharing of information to which is razor focused on getting everyone through these unprecedented times. I truly look forward to eventually meeting more of the membership and engaging with this dynamic group.

What members say about NHLA is so important

We strive to provide the utmost in services, benefits and resources. The feedback we receive from our members is important so we can  see what is working well and also look at new ideas or areas for enhancement.  Please feel free to reach out to us at any time we can be of service.  Do you have some ideas regarding membership?  Tell us about them.  We sincerely thank everyone for their support.  We will get through these very difficult times together.  The Nevada industry is strong and determined.  We will come back stronger together!



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Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association extends sincere appreciation for their support to our educational entity members and partners:
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NEW: Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation

NHLA has formed a separate entity: The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation. The foundation is aligned with the goals and vision of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. The mission is to grant scholarships for education, certifications and training programs to eligible persons seeking to enter or advance within the hospitality industry in Nevada. Learn more.