The Palm Springs Hospitality Association (PSHA) is a non-profit business association whose focus is to increase tourism in Palm Springs while representing the interests of its hospitality members. It provides a voice for restaurateurs, hoteliers, lodging providers, attractions, retail and suppliers who work with Palm Springs City Government and its Tourism Offices. The Palm Springs Restaurant Association (PSRA) is represented under the PSHA umbrella. PSHA is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members.
Some of PSHA/PSRA many accomplishments include:
•Voluntarily raising room taxes to fund the Palm Springs Convention Center
100 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day in September, 2016 for PSHA's 6th Annual Clubs Fore Kids Golf Tournament, benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs, PSHA and PSRA. At the October Membership Luncheon, PSHA presented a check for just over $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club. The date for this year's event will be posted soon.
PSHA Members receive information on issues that are of interest to the hospitality industry; are invited to attend our monthly educational meetings and participate in PSHA events. All members are listed on the PSHA website with a link to their business website.
Our member benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
n Networking opportunities with other members/guests/city and valley-wide attendees.
n A one-time opportunity for new members to speak for two minutes to discuss their business.
n At every luncheon members are asked to introduce themselves and give a 15 second description of their business or updating members on “news as it relates to their business”.
n Informative speakers with information on timely topics relating to the hospitality industry as well as city and other agencies’ news. Previous speakers have included: the Mayor, City Manager, Fire Chief, Fire Marshall, Chairman of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California Tourism Association, Riverside County, entertainers John Davidson and Susan Anton, Harold Matzner from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. We have also heard various expert speakers on OSHA, hotel/restaurant insurance, employment law issues for businesses, the ABC, Goldenvoice for Coachella & Stagecoach, programs available through the County’s Workforce Development Agency, Cyber Security and more.
n Display table for members to display materials relevant to their business.
n Associate members can be the "Official Luncheon Sponsor" and "Featured Member" for the month on PSHA's website for an additional
fee of $100 (not including lunch) which includes the opportunity to make a 5 minute presentation to the members. Official Luncheon
Sponsors are listed on the Luncheon Invitation and presented as the Luncheon Sponsor at the event.**
PSHA members enjoy discounts from other member businesses, offered through the "PSHA Member Discount Program".
All members are listed on the PSHA website which includes all contact information along with a description of the member business.
PSHA represents its members on issues relating to the Hospitality Industry, including not only representatives on pertinent boards and commissions, but also at Council Meetings and other Government and/or local meetings.
PSHA members are notified via e-mail of upcoming events, meetings and forums, sponsored by other organizations, which are pertinent to our members. (Ex: Convention Center Groups, including schedules for meetings and ‘free’ time for attendees for meals and entertainment.)
** Non-Members can be an Official Luncheon Sponsor for fee of $350 (not including lunch) and make a 5 minute presentation to the members at the luncheon. As mentioned above, members pay $100 and are also included as the "Featured Member" on PSHA's website for the month. Official Luncheon Sponsors are listed on the Luncheon Invitation and presented as the Sponsor at the Luncheon.