CHLA Supports California Transparency Standard for Lodging Fees

Lodging industry standard for disclosing all mandatory fees is best for consumers

On behalf of California’s more than 6,000 hotels and 235,000 hotel employees, the California Hotel and Lodging Association released the following statement on Senate Assembly Bill 537 (Berman) and Senate Bill 478 (Dodd/Skinner) governing disclosure of mandatory fees:

“The California Hotel & Lodging Association supports a single standard across the lodging ecosystem. Equal requirements must exist for hotels, short-term rentals and other transient accommodations, as well as the various booking channels that exist, from direct options to online travel companies and even metasearch sites, as all mandatory fees are included in upfront pricing so guests can more clearly see any costs associated with their stays,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of CHLA. “The standard disclosure of all mandatory fees in these bills provides a transparent and competitively fair booking process for guests making lodging reservations in California.”

About the California Hotel and Lodging Association
The California Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading resource and advocate for California’s more than 6,000 hotels, motels and boutique inns that employ more than 235,000 workers. CHLA, established in 1893, is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and is a partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association. For more information, go to


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