GAM Hospitality | Associations
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Our leadership believes that being active in the community and industry is a vital key to success. Various members of the team support, are involved in, and (in some cases) hold leadership roles in the associations and organizations below.


Hotel Association of New York City


Serving the Hotel Industry since 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its founders’ mission was to establish an association that would serve as the voice of the hotel industry, supporting its members with the highest standard of services and best available resources. Today the Hotel Association of New York City:


  • Boasts more than 270 of the finest hotels in New York City
  • Represents more than 75,000 rooms and approximately 50,000 employees
  • Is an internationally recognized leader in New York City’s $5 billion tourism industry

New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association


As America’s oldest lodging association, we offer programs and services to help add value to over 1,300 members in the industry and their properties. The Association also protects their members’ interests by representing them as their legislative voice before state government.


Our Mission: Lead and protect the New York State hospitality and tourism industry by providing advocacy, education, and resources.


New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association members include hotels, resorts, conference centers, country inns, bed and breakfast establishments, attractions, historical sites, chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, and even suppliers to the industry.

American Hotel and Lodging Association


Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guest rooms.

The Food and Beverage Association of America


The Food and Beverage Association of America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, philanthropic, educational and social trade organization. Its membership encompasses executives in the food and beverage and allied industries of the greater New York Metropolitan area.


Established in 1956, the Association, formerly Food and Beverage Managers (FBMA), have responded to the continued need for improved standards and communications within the food and beverage community through the open dialogue shared in monthly forums.


The association is accessible to food and beverage executives who wish to network and grow within the industry and has served many members as a career catalyst, presenting opportunities for advancement. Members contribute their time, knowledge and efforts to association activities.


The American Hotel & Lodging Association continues to support organizations such as City Meals-on Wheels,The Children’s Aid SocietyNational Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Share Our Strength (SOS).