Hello hoteliers! Do you ever feel like you’re constantly playing a game? ‘Catch the Compliance’? Dodging local, regional, and federal hotel regulations and laws curveballs left and right?  Here are some ways to handle it.

Let’s unpack that suitcase of hotel regulations and laws.

Tips for mastering hotel regulations and laws

Join the Club!

Want the information on the hotel scene? Dive into the deep end with associations like the AAHOA or AH&LA. It’s not just for the fancy acronyms; it’s like having an inside scoop on regulatory changes. Plus, mingling with your fellow hoteliers? That’s just the cherry on the networking sundae!


Local Government Gossip:

How to keep up with hotel regulations, make sure your ears are perked at town or city council meetings. Think of them as the gossip hub for what’s cooking in the regulatory oven. And hey, why not have a designated ‘Local Council Whisperer’ in your team? They’ll keep you updated without you having to sit through those long-winded meetings.

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Digital Detective Work:

Put on your Sherlock hat and routinely sleuth through government websites. These websites are a treasure trove of essential information, updated regulations, and new initiatives, but finding the precise detail you’re after can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Or, make it easy and subscribe to their newsletters. It’s like having the rules delivered to your inbox on a silver platter.


Lawyer Up:

In the tricky maze of hospitality laws, this is where the expertise of a ‘legal eagle’—a sharp, well-informed lawyer—becomes indispensable. And not just any lawyer; ideally, you’d want one who’s familiar with the intricacies of hotel operations, perhaps even someone who can differentiate between a concierge’s desk and the hotel bar without blinking. Such a professional can guide a hotelier not just through the law’s letter but also its spirit, ensuring that a hotel not only remains compliant but thrives. Periodic legal check-ups? They’re like spa days, but for your hotel’s legal health.


Tech to the Rescue:

Here’s a thought: use compliance software as your hotel’s watchdog. It’s like having a virtual butler that nudges you whenever a law changes.


Last, but not least, let’s sprinkle some compliance magic across your employees. Workshops, chit-chats over coffee, or maybe a fun quiz. The goal? Keep everyone dancing in step to the tune of regulations!


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Are government hotel regulations and laws reasonable in your region?

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In our next episode, I will talk about handling operating costs.


In conclusion

In the ever-evolving landscape of the hospitality industry, staying compliant isn’t just a necessity; it’s an art. From mingling with fellow hoteliers and leveraging insider associations to embracing tech and legal expertise, it’s about being proactive rather than reactive. Remember, while the maze of hotel regulations and laws might seem daunting, with the right resources and strategies, you can navigate hotel regulations and laws with confidence and grace.


So, gear up, stay informed, and keep those regulatory curveballs at bay. After all, a compliant hotel is a thriving hotel. Until next time, stay savvy, hoteliers!





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