Long Island Hospitality Association


Events Hosted by LIHA

The LIHA also works in conjunction with other organizations and associations to promote Long Island as a premier tourism destination.

Working partners include Association for a Better Long Island and Long Island Association.

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Past Events

September 19, 2023
 @ 12:00 am
Discover Long Island and New York State Hotel & Tourism Association Joint Event
November 16, 2022
 @ 7:00 pm

Long Island market & tourism discussion.


LIHA 4th Quarter Mixer
October 18, 2022
 @ 8:00 pm
Hospitality Update Breakfast
July 11, 2022
 @ 12:00 am

County Executive Steve Bellone joins us to discuss the proposed convention center hotel occupancy tax increase.


1st Quarter Meeting & Mixer
March 24, 2022
 @ 7:00 pm

Join us to hear from guest speakers on the issues impacting the Hospitality Industry on Long Island and the 2022 Forecast.


Meeting & Mixer
December 15, 2021
 @ 6:00 pm
Current Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry
March 23, 2021
 @ 9:00 am

Suffolk County District Attorney - TIM SINI will discuss:

  • Dealing with belligerent guests
  • Identifying Human Trafficking
  • Engaging local law enforcement

Q&A to follow


Quarterly Breakfast Meeting
December 2, 2019
 @ 12:00 am

Breakfast, Networking, Holiday Raffle Prizes & Exciting Guest Speakers:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone as guest speaker to discuss pending issues on Long Island.


Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive

Douglas Carpenter, President of Comprehensive Hospitality Solutions, LLC




LIHA Gatsby Fundraising Gala
May 1, 2019
 @ 12:00 am

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran speaks at the LIHA Gala at the Glen Cove Mansion. This fundraiser generated money for student scholarships.


Great Food & Drinks • Live Dealer Casino Games • Live Jazz Band • Red Carpet Experience • Gatsby Themed Photo Booth • Antique Car Display • Over 30 Raffle Prizes Valued at Over $15,000!

Thank you, again, to all of our sponsors and donors!

April 4, 2019
 @ 12:00 am

Breakfast, Networking, 50/50 Raffle & Amazing Guest Speakers:

Daniel Lesser (President & CEO of LW Hospitality Advisors)
U.S. Lodging Industry 2019 – Navigating at Peak


Kristen Jarnagin (President & CEO of Discover Long Island)
Groundbreaking Long Island Perception Study Overview


Jeff Stein (Sales Manager at ReachLocal)
Presentation of the LIHA’s Brand New Website


LIHA welcomed Kristen Reynolds, President of Discover Long Island to speak about tourism on Long Island.

Trending Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry
November 16, 2018
 @ 5:30 pm

Breakfast, Networking, Raffle Prizes & Amazing Guest Speakers:

Kevin S. Law (President/CEO of Long Island Association)
Current Issues that Impact the LI Hospitality Industry


Jeffrey S. Ettenger, Esq. (Partner at Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC)
Big Changes in NY Sexual Harassment Law: What Every Business Needs to Know


James Henry Dunne, Esq. (Professor at NYIT School of Management)
Implications of Refusing to Serve a Guest: Legal Principles vs. Foundations of Hospitality


Kevin Law, President of Long Island Association was the guest speaker of this event to discuss the economy on Long Island. Hospitality students showcased culinary creations to our guests.


LIHA Quarterly Meeting
May 30, 2018
 @ 5:30 pm

Breakfast, Networking, 50/50 Raffle & Amazing Guest Speakers:

Anthony Melchiorri (Host of TV’s Hotel Impossible)
and Mark Dorr (President of NYSH&TA)


Anthony Melchiorri from Hotel Impossible was the guest speaker to address the best practices in the hotel industry.