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Who Are We?

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
Privatizing tourism
Voluntarily raising room taxes to increase tourism advertising
Supporting industry-friendly candidates for City Council
Funding & participating in bringing new events to Palm Springs
Increasing industry visibility by establishing "Honorary Memberships"
for  council members & other civic leaders
members thousands of tax dollars by clarifying & helping
   redirect the  City’s Rent  Control Ordinance and
Establishing the first & continuing to sponsor Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Advising on the City’s sign ordinance
Advising on City Vacation Rental policy
Supporting the City's current Vacation Rental Ordinance
PSHA members make up the PB&J Tourism Advisory Committee
Working with City Council to establish annual increases to the Tourism budget
Co-sponsoring the Best of the Best Awards dinner recognizing the industries'
   best  workers
Representing the annual "Show Me Palm Springs event
 to showcase
  Palm Springs’ Restaurants/Retail and local Attractions  & Special Events to
   front line Guest  Services  personnel including
 concierges & front desk staff
Organize & implement an Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting Boys & Girls
   Club of Palm  Springs, PSHA & PSRA
Ensuring that members are represented on the Tourism Commission
Ensuring Palm Springs industry representation on the valley-wide CVB board
   & other committees

 Show Me Palm Springs 2016
 The Palm Springs Convention Center  hosted PSHA's 10th Annual "Show Me Palm
 Springs" again on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4-7 p.m.  Nearly 300 front line  guest services personnel from across the valley came to educate themselves about  Palm  Springs Restaurants & Retail, & local Attractions, Special Events and Visitor  Related Business Services.  There were almost 60 vendors adding close to another  200 attendees.   

 Special thanks go to the Show Me Palm Springs Committee and Staff  of the  Convention Center for helping make this event a success again in 2016!  Watch  for  information on 2017 dates soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities
 We are looking for Monthly Sponsors for 2017.  For a $100 fee, your business will be  shown as the "Featured" Member on the PSHA website and will be  promoted as that  month's Luncheon  Sponsor.  You also receive 5 minutes to  speak at  that month's  PSHA Luncheon.  Please contact Tamara Stevens if you are interested.

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PSHA's 6th Annual 
Clubs Fore Kids Golf Tournament

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.

Membership Benefits

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:

Monthly Luncheons:
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.

Informative Alerts:
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.

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Palm Springs Hospitality Association - P.O. Box 4507 - Palm Springs 92263 - 760-835-4957
"PSHA" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization; Federal Tax ID #33-0422907
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