The Superior Small Lodging Association Announces its New Partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

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The Superior Small Lodging Association is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Through this strategic collaboration we become stronger and more effective in our efforts to promote the tourism industry in throughout the state.

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Building strong partnerships is vital to the success and effectiveness of any organization. Through our partnership with FRLA we will become stronger and more effective.

The Superior Small Lodging Association (SSLA) announced today that it has partnered with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) with the common goal of promoting, educating and protecting the members of Florida’s hospitality industry. This collaboration will surly help secure a more sustainable future for both associations and all partners and members.

“Building strong partnerships is vital to the success and effectiveness of any organization. Through strategic collaboration we become stronger and more effective while gaining access to education, training, funding and programs that are essential to the future our organizations,” said Scott Rivelli, Executive Director of SSLA.

Effective October 1, 2015 all members of the Superior Small Lodging Association (SSLA) will now automatically become members of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and will receive all benefits of FRLA membership. Additionally, members with restaurants also become members of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). This arrangement is an added value of SSLA membership with no additional cost to SSLA members.

FRLA’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s hospitality industry. Every hotel in Florida has benefited from the work FRLA does through their government relations board in fighting the fights that are most important to our industry. Additionally, many SSLA members have already benefited from free legal counsel for ADA issues and industry alerts and scams. With talk of increased bed taxes in some areas and confusion about what to do about the new App based vacation rental companies that do not pay their fair share there is a lot of work ahead and this partnership assures that SSLA will be a pro-active participant moving forward.

About The Superior Small Lodging Association
The Superior Small Lodging Association (SSLA) is a non-profit association of independently owned and managed boutique Inn’s, B&B’s and hotels throughout the State of Florida with fewer than 50 rooms. Established in 1989 to bring brand awareness to the smaller boutique lodgings as an alternative to the large corporate branded hotel chains, the Superior Small Lodging Brand has come to represent a partnership of unique lodging properties offering a high level of service, comfort and cleanliness at competitive rates. Each year our members’ properties are inspected by an independent inspection company and those that meet specific cleanliness standards are recognized with our White Glove Award for cleanliness. Excellence in quality and service are also recognized. With approximately 170 member properties representing almost 3,000 hotel rooms, time shares and vacation rentals throughout the State of Florida the success of the Superior Small Lodging program is undisputed and gives prospective guests the comfort of knowing that when they book a Superior Small Lodging property they can be assured of a high standard of excellence.

About The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs; industry developed career-building high school programs; sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to http://www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.

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