About BHA

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The Bluegrass Hospitality Association (BHA) represents a diverse membership of hospitality professionals, including hotels, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, tourist attractions, and strategic partners.  If you are a stakeholder in the hospitality sector and want to positively impact the Bluegrass hospitality industry, then membership in BHA is a must! 

Our Mission: The Bluegrass Hospitality Association is the unified voice of the hospitality industry; committed to advocating for our members, investing in our future leaders and celebrating the impact of the Hospitality community in the Bluegrass.

Bluegrass Hospitality Industry At a Glance

Kentucky Tourism is a Winner!

During 2017, Kentucky’s tourism industry generated over $15 billion in economic impact, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year. The industry also supported over 195,000 jobs (up 2,806 jobs from the previous year) while direct expenditures created 136,907 of those jobs. These tourism-generated jobs provided over $3.3 billion in wages to Kentucky workers – an increase of $65 million from 2016 wages. 

The industry also generated more than $1.5 billion in tax revenue, with $202 million going directly to local communities.  See the full report https://kentucky-bcdn.azureedge.net/media/43996/2017-kentucky-tourism-economic-impact-report.pdf



Lexington Mayoral Candidate Forum

September 17, 2018
Barrel House Events Center
10 am

The next Mayor of Lexington needs to know what the hospitality industry is and how important it is to the city's economy. Lexington cannot be a booming city without the hospitality industry.

Questions can be submitted via Private Message on the Bluegrass Hospitality Association Facebook Page, or via email to bha@strategyaem.com. Additional questions will be taken on site during the Forum.