MHLA Members & Friends:
A lot of information has come out regarding COVID-19 this week. While some Maryland hotels have closed indefinitely, others are doing the best they can to operate while protecting the health of staff and guests and adhering to all emergency orders given by Governor Hogan. This is an unprecedented, global crisis with a worse financial impact than 9/11 and the 2009 recession combined, but we are encouraged to learn of early signs of recovery in China.
Please remember the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association is here as a resource and we will continue to advocate for our industry throughout this crisis. In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association we are advocating for federal relief and we are in close communication with our local Maryland agencies and elected officials. Important information and resources are compiled for you below, including our request for each Maryland county to immediately defer payment of hotel and property tax payments. Please click each link below for more information.
I am thankful for the members who have offered assistance to our association during this time. As always, we are stronger when we work together.
Our industry stands by ready to assist however possible, and I am proud of the ways we are helping local communities through donations to food banks and more.
Visit https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/ for more information about needs across the state.
Contact me anytime if I may be of assistance.
President & CEO
Maryland Hotel Lodging Association
MEMA HOUSING PROVIDERS
EXECUTIVE ORDERS IMPACTING HOTELS
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TAXES