Welcome to the Sacramento Hotel Association

The Sacramento Hotel Association (SHA) is a nonprofit, professional trade organization of lodging properties representing more than 5,000 guestrooms in the greater Sacramento area. Our members represent a range of lodging properties. The association also represents allied businesses and suppliers engaged in the local hospitality industry.

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Funds Available to Advance Your Education and Your Career!

2017 Scholarship Program

The Sacramento Hotel Association is pleased to announce its 2017 Scholarship Program. We invite college and university students to apply for the tuition scholarships available to students studying for a career in business administration, marketing, management, human resources, finance/accounting, culinary arts management, lodging management or other hospitality-related field.

SHA Member Hotels and Companies: Please notify your employees who are attending local colleges and universities about the scholarship program. The $1,000 grants are tuition-only scholarships. The respective school's Financial Aid/Scholarship Office administers each grant.

The application deadline is February 1, 2017. The scholarships will be awarded at the February 24, 2017, SHA Hospitality Gala, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

2017 Scholarship Application Packet (pdf)

2016 Community Service Day


Hospitality Gala Award Recipients

Employees of the Year

The Citizen Hotel
Lisa Hibdon, Wedding Concierge
Edward Nitollama, Lobby Attendant

Courtyard by Marriott Cal Expo
Ed Walker, Banquet Setup/Bartender/Maintenance

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
Gabriela Valadez, Banquet Server

Embassy Suites Sacramento
Jaziman Johnson, Guest Services Agent

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Charles Standfield, Guest Services Agent

Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Dane Clark, Van Driver

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Carrie Fredricks, Dawson's Bartender

Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center
Cesar Carrion, Maintenance
Tracey Mitchell, Banquet Captain

Residence Inn Downtown at Capitol Park
Adriana Cortes, Front Desk Agent

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Joe Dahlgren, Engineering Supervisor
Lennie Sciortino, Banquet Captain

The Westin Sacramento
Cristina Matsui, Housekeeping Room Attendant

2015 Supplier of the Year

Prestige Cleaners

Scholarship Recipients

Selena Brewer, CSU Chico
Sheila Tacmo, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Academy Sacramento

SHA Holiday Reception

Special thanks to SHA members for their generous contributions of toys for the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center. The toys were collected during SHA's Holiday Reception at The Citizen Hotel in mid-December. Operation Cratchit (remember Scrooge?), a project of the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center, serves nearly 600 households in North Sacramento (2,265 people--1,195 of those being children).


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2016 Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
SHA HR Professionals Roundatble
Embassy Suites Sacramento
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact SHA staff to register at info@scramentohotelassociation.com

2017 Events

Friday, January 20, 2017
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
11:30 a.m. - Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - Presentation

Friday, February 24, 2017
SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards
Employee and Supplier Recognition Awards
Sacramento Convention Center
6:15 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Awards

Friday, March 17, 2017
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
11:30 a.m. - Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - Presentation

Friday, April 21, 2017
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
11:30 a.m. - Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - Presentation

Friday, May 19, 2017
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Sheraton Grand Hotel
11:30 a.m. - Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - Presentation

Friday, June 16, 2017
SHA Monthly Luncheon Meeting
The Citizen Hotel
11:30 a.m. - Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - Presentation


Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Hotels

Courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources
The list includes these areas:

  • General Suggestions
  • Building Maintenance
  • Kitchen, Dining Room & Bar
  • Laundry
  • Exterior
  • Pool

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Industry 911 Dial-Through Update

American Hotel & Lodging Association
Issue Background
As a result of the Kari's Law petition, the U.S. lodging industry has convened a task force of more than 50 lodging executives with expertise in telecommunications and security. The industry views the safety and security of guests and employees as a top priority, and is working closely with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well as Congress and other interested stakeholders. AH&LA has developed an industry recommendation and is creating resources to encourage and assist properties in ensuring direct 911 dialing procedures. Please download link to view the recommendation from AH&LA.

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