Press Contacts for the Vermont Lodging Industry

To our colleagues in the media, the Vermont Lodging Association is the central resource on all issues impacting the Vermont Lodging Industry.

From the smallest B&Bs and motels to Vermont’s largest resorts and hotels, the Vermont Lodging Association is the voice for licensed lodging in our state.

For Legislative Topics Contact:

Patricia Komline
Downs Rachlin Martin
PKomline@drm.com
802-225-5500

For General Topics:

Tim Piper,
Co-Chair, Vermont Lodging Association
tpiper@hearthsidegroup.com
802-279-4333

Hans Van Wees,
Co-Chair Vermont Lodging Association
hans@hotelvt.com
802-651-0080

VLA Press Releases

Read all Vermont Lodging Association press releases.

Vermont Lodging Industry Creates a More Powerful Voice in the State
January 11, 2021 Read full release.

Vermont Lodging News Coverage

:: VT Lodging and Wedding Sector Seeks Financial Boost
The industry wants the Vermont Legislature to hear its concerns over financial struggles caused by the pandemic
by Jack Thurston, NECN
April 26, 2021 || NECN  || Read full Article
Interview with Josh Eckler, Owner of The Trailside Inn in Killington
Interview with Brian Maggiotto, Owner of The Inn at Manchester and VLA Board Member

:: New voice in the lodging industry hopes to see interstate travel agreement
by Keith Whitcomb, Jr.,  Staff Writer, Rutland Herald
January 18, 2021 || Rutland Herald  || Read full article
Interview with Josh Eckler, Owner of The Trailside Inn in Killington
Interview with Hans van Wees, General Manager Hotel Vermont and VLA Co-Chair and Board Member.

:: Buffeted by COVID restrictions, Vermont hospitality sector has new voice
by Cat Viglienzoni, WCAX CBS News 3 Burlington
January 14, 2021  ||  View CBS-3 WCAX Video 
Interview with Hans van Wees, General Manager Hotel Vermont and VLA Co-Chair and Board Member.

:: Vermont’s COVID-19 guidelines hit local businesses hard
by Briana Supardi, Reporter, WRGB-TV,  CBS News6 Albany
January 12, 2021  ||  View CBS News 6 Video  ||  Read full article.
Interviews with Jack Orlando, Owner of Inn at Ormsby Hill and VLA Board Member
and Lynn Green, Owner of Four Chimneys Inn and VLA Board Member

:: Plea for help: Vermont innkeepers meet with Rep. Welch
Even with new aid, hospitality businesses fear long wait for return to normalcy
by Stewart Ledbetter, NBC5 Anchor/Reporter
January 11, 2021  ||   View NBC5 video  || Read full article.

:: Ski resorts hurting with drop in visitors amid pandemic
Jay Peak in Vermont is one of many ski resorts expecting to see a major dip in visitors and revenue this winter. The state has a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors.
NBC Nightly news || January 1, 2021  ||   View NBC Nightly News video
Interview with Steve Wright, CEO of Jay Peak and VLA Board Member.

:: Hotelier Hans van Wees brings attention to the plight of the hospitality industry.
Vermont Digger   || December 17, 2020  ||  Read full article.
Interview with Hans van Wees, General Manager Hotel Vermont and VLA Co-Chair and Board Member.