Overview ~ What does PPLA do???

As a trade association, our members are primarily lodging establishments and those businesses that support the industry, such as transportation, attractions, food suppliers, education, and paper distributors!  

Our focus is not customer oriented but rather the relationships within the greater Colorado Springs hospitality community in our efforts to create a stronger, supportive, unified voice. 
The membership is extended to the organization and therefore any information from PPLA can be directed to multiple contacts within a member organization. 
We currently have 60+ members and I encourage you to visit the members page for the current roster. 

To give you a sense of what we do, here's a brief run down of membership activities:

Membership Communications:
  • A weekly “Peak Radar Lodging Picks” email is uniquely created by CoPPeR for our members and provides a resource for front line / guest contactstaff regarding the Colorado Springs Cultural Arts Community, also included is a link to upcoming entertainment at both The Broadmoor World Arena and The Pikes Peak Center.
  • Immediate alerts of crime or suspicious activity
  • Notification of community meetings and forums of interest to the Hospitality Industry
  • Job postings 
  • Promotion of member-to-member events
Community Involvement:
  • Ongoing Volunteer service opportunities allowing for members to support and develop local partnerships
  • PPLA "Hospitality Scholarship" offered through the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation
  • Annual Online Auction fundraising for the scholarship and local non-profit organizations supported by PPLA

Educational Opportunities/Issues impacting the Hospitality Industry:
  • Business Development Training or Department Leadership Gatherings 
  • Past issues have included: Security, My COS Tourism Training, LART funding, C4C projects, H2B’s and recruitment of seasonal employees

Networking: Social events with a purpose:

January         Annual Hospitality Summit
                     2022 "The Balance of Work, Wellness & Wisdom" 
                     focused on creating a mentally healthy workforce
March/April   Hospitality Education/ Department Leadership Gatherings
June              Scholarship Reviews 
September   September Annual Meeting  (In 2021 we collaborated with Visit COS for a shared membership mixer)! 
October        General Manager’s Dinner / Department Head informal gatherings 
December    The Board Challenge for Charity

Membership dues are billed annually in early June. 
Dues are assessed at $2.00 per guest room or $250 for Associate Members
A membership application can be downloaded under the application tab. 

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