Membership in FRLA has Benefits!

FRLA independent hotels enjoy the benefits of dual membership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association.



FRLA restaurant members enjoy the benefits of dual membership with the National Restaurant Association.


January 2018
Tallahassee, Florida

Join your tourism colleagues to educate the legislature, media and Floridians about the importance of the Florida tourism industry.

SLATE HOTEL - Strategic Learning & Training Experience


NEW! 3-D Online Virtual Simulation

The SLATE (Strategic Learning and Training Experience) Hotel is a 3-D immersive virtual simulation. It is played from the viewpoint of a hotel general manager where learners are challenged to solve problems related to guest satisfaction, safety, security, and business operations. Throughout the levels, learners will be using general hotel knowledge, listening, and critical thinking skills. The learner receives feedback during each level of the simulation, with an overall scorecard at the completion of the simulation. Read more...  

What's going on in Florida's Lodging Industry


VISIT FLORIDA partners with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for a new Online Hospitality Training Program. VISIT FLORIDA partners can participate for free!  Read more...   

AH&LA Legislative Action Summit

Join the American Hotel and Lodging Association in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association as they join forces again to show the strength of Florida's Hospitality Industry in our annual advocacy conferences. The 2016 LAS is slated for May 17-18, 2016. Read more...

Lodging Training Resources

Looking for training and certifications specific to the Hotel Industry. Visit our partners at the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute for training content on:


Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)

Supervisor (CHDT, CHS and CLSS)

Manager (CHRM and CHSP)

Department Heads (CFBE and CHFE)

Guest Service Gold (CGSP)


Line Level Training for: 

Front Desk

Guestroom Attendant


Restaurant Server