Letter from the Chair of the Industry Advocacy Committee

Created in 1978 as a voluntary, non-partisan political action committee, INN PAC is dedicated to the preservation of the free enterprise system and is focused on providing Association members with strong representation in Washington, D.C. and at the state and local level, when necessary. Through your contributions, INN PAC is able to support Members of Congress whose voting records have improved the climate for travel and tourism and establish relationships with politicians who have influence and can become allies for our causes.


In addition to making our voices heard by donating to INN PAC, the IHG Owners Association realized that we needed to do a more comprehensive job of informing Congress about policies and regulations that make it more difficult to operate a successful hotel.


Therefore, in an effort to better serve our members in this capacity, we created the Industry Advocacy (IA) Committee. One of the main focuses for this group is to stay abreast of policies that might affect hoteliers’ ability to operate successful hotels. The IA Committee will also approve INN PAC contributions and promote the growth and influence of INN PAC whenever and wherever possible for the benefit of all Owners Association members.


Looming on the horizon are potential changes toward extreme wages, immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act and the new Joint Employer Standard that will greatly impact your bottom line. Our coordinated activity – INN PAC contributions, IHG’s public affairs activity, AH&LA’s lobbying in Washington and our collective relationship-building with our Members of Congress

– will prove to be invaluable.


Whether it is through making a contribution to INN PAC, establishing relationships with your political representatives at all levels, responding to Calls to Action via the IHG Political Action Portal or choosing to get involved with the Industry Advocacy Committee, your voice is needed!


If you have not contributed to INN PAC this year, please consider at least a $2/room donation from your IHG portfolio.


Thank you for your support!

Best Regards,


Doug Denman
2015 Chair, Industry Advocacy Committee


To visit IHGs Political Action Portal, click the link below: