Washington’s hotels and restaurants launch new hospitality association

Hospitality leaders from across the state have joined together to launch a new trade association, the Washington Hospitality Association.

A year ago, the Washington Restaurant Association and the Washington Lodging Association started working to combine their efforts. Anthony Anton, who served as president and CEO of the restaurant association for nine years, will now head the new association.

The two organizations joining forces creates one of the largest industry associations in the state, with more than 6,000 members. It will advocate on behalf of an industry that employs more than a quarter million Washingtonians and generates $17.6 billion in revenue each year.

For more information, visit www.wahospitality.org.

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