AAHOA statement on 5-star promise employee safety initiative

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WASHINGTON, DC, Sep. 6 – AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers issued the following
statement in response to proposed safety measures for hotel employees outlined by the American
Hotel and Lodging Association and several major brands at a press conference today:

“Providing employees with extra resources to enhance their security in the workplace is an
important part of a healthy and productive professional environment. America’s hoteliers
welcome opportunities to provide safety protocols and training in their hotels and are encouraged
by the 5-Star Promise and industry’s commitment to protecting workers. AAHOA and its
members look forward to working with the brands to foster greater cooperation and innovation
when it comes to how employee safety devices (ESDs) are deployed at franchised properties.
ESDs can be a vital tool to prevent potentially dangerous situations. With the nation’s hotel
industry already taking the lead in promoting guest and employee safety when it comes to issues
such as preventing human trafficking, the principles outlined in the 5-Star Promise will build on
those efforts as our industry continues to create a safe and secure work environment for
employees.”

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