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WE ARE A PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCE OF HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY LEADERS
Working throughout the region with local providers, we identify industry-wide challenges to discuss, develop, and implement ongoing solutions.
These local providers convene regularly to develop and support workforce initiatives to build a stronger and more competitive Hospitality and Entertainment industry.
The Hospitality & Entertainment Industry Partnership (H&E IP) focuses on training solutions, employee development, networking, recruitment, apprenticeship programs, and collaboration in order to raise career and industry awareness. Working together creates a mutually beneficial relationship that strengthens businesses and creates sustainable career pathways for existing and potential employees.
Philadelphia Department of Labor Announces “90 Day Notice” for Fair Workweek Predictability Pay
Enforcement of Predictability Pay Provision Begins June 1, 2021. Predictability pay is compensation employers must provide to employees for employer-initiated changes to the posted work schedule such as reduced hours and changes to work shifts. Covered service retail and hospitality employers include those with 250 or more employees and 30 or more locations, including franchises […]
Governor Wolf Announces $145 Million in Hospitality Relief Funding Ready for Distribution to Pennsylvania Counties
Governor Tom Wolf announced that $145 million in funding will be distributed to all 67 Pennsylvania counties through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to help support the commonwealth’s hospitality industry. Funding will be provided in the form of block grants to each county based on population and will be allocated by February 28.
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs $912M pandemic relief bill
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation approved Friday by lawmakers that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid for hard-hit hospitality businesses, private schools and people struggling to pay rent or utility bills.
Hospitality & Entertainment Immediate Needs Survey
If you are a leader in the Philadelphia Hospitality & Entertainment industry, please take 5 minutes to complete the below Hospitality & Entertainment Immediate Needs survey. This survey will assist the Philadelphia region’s Hospitality & Entertainment Industry Partnership (H&EIP) to model our priorities around your needs as we work our way into the reopening and recovery effort.
The following report outlines the forecasted state of the industry in 2021 and into the immediate future, examining the high-level economics of the recovery, the specific impact on and eventual return of business travel, and a deep dive into consumer travel sentiments.
AHLA Report: Hotel and Travel Industry Outlook for 2021
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released its State of the Hotel Industry 2021 report outlining the forecasted state of the hotel industry in 2021 and into the immediate future. The report examines the high-level economics of the hotel industry’s recovery, the specific impact on and eventual return of business travel, and consumer travel […]
City of Philadelphia and PIDC Announce Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program
The City of Philadelphia and PIDC today announced the Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program, a $12 million grant program designed to provide financial relief to small businesses located in Philadelphia that have been among the most adversely affected by the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions enacted in November 2020.
AHLA Offers 50,000-Plus Properties to Help With Vaccine Rollout
In a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden’s transition team, Chip Rogers, president/CEO, American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), offered the organization’s member hotels as distribution points for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. Wolf Initiates Transfer of $145 Million in Funds to Support Businesses Adversely Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
Gov. Wolf urged the legislature to follow his lead and allocate this funding as quickly as possible to businesses affected by the pandemic, among them restaurants and bars, gyms and entertainment venues.
New “Safer at Home” COVID-19 Restrictions in Philadelphia
In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, the City and Department of Public Health have announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities to help flatten the epidemic curve, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, and reduce the number of COVID-19 deaths. The new “Safer at Home” restrictions are effective November […]
Outdoor Dining Guidelines During the Winter Months
As the weather gets cooler, new challenges are presented for restaurants. The City has been developing guidance and best practices as businesses prepare to offer outdoor dining through the colder months.
Effective Friday, October 16, the City of Philadelphia is expanding its allowable event sizes. These size limits are more restrictive than those recently published by Governor Wolf due to Philadelphia’s higher COVID-19 case count and the city having more large venues than other parts of the state. Indoor events can allow 10 percent of their maximum occupancy, up to 250 people…
Pennsylvania Convention Center Receives Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR Accreditation as One of Only Thirty-One Convention Centers Across the Globe
The Center Becomes the First Facility in Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Pennsylvania and the Tri-State Region and Only the Third Convention Center in the Northeastern United States to Receive the Accreditation
Indoor dining is back on September 8 in Philadelphia
Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia starting September 8, 2020. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules—all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening.