Restaurants, bars, music halls, food trucks, special events & festivals, nightclubs, diners, and live performance venues alike now have an ally! OHA’s mission to provide its members with the representation and resources needed to grow Orlando as an inclusive and vibrant destination for hospitality entrepreneurs and their patrons is something we take seriously.
Fueled by passion, creativity and sociability, the Orlando Hospitality Alliance has assembled a diverse and sophisticated coalition of members, advisors and partners who will help ensure that hospitality entrepreneurs are set up for success and that their pathways to growth are realized and accessible.
As residents, business owners, operators and employers, all members’ voices provide meaningful insight - and as the alliance that represents this industry’s local leaders, OHA aims to unify and amplify their voices. Our intention is to share the real needs and the real impact of this vital segment of our community.
The Orlando Hospitality Alliance unites local & social businesses by serving as a dedicated voice for eating, drinking, dining, dancing, creating, entertainment, and live event experiences that distinctly personify Orlando’s colorful hospitality community. Orlando Hospitality Alliance is committed to supporting its members as a catalyst through advocacy, education, training, and brand-building benefits.
The Orlando Hospitality Alliance is a not-for-profit association founded in 2021 to represent and serve hospitality establishments throughout the Central Florida area. Being one of the top tourist destinations in the United States – we know how vital our industry is to the local economic foundation and social fabric of Orlando. Not only do we aim to effectively advocate for equitable representation of our members but, also for the residents of our vibrant, diverse, and inclusive region.
We aim to bridge the gap between the hospitality industry, government, community, and local media. We advocate for a fair and equitable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entrepreneurship and job creation. We seek to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, streamline the permit and licensing process, cut the red tape, and represent the industry’s perspective on proposed laws, regulations, trends, and other matters impacting restaurant and nightlife establishments.
Members of OHA gain exclusive access to operational guidance; up-to-date information on the ever-changing regulations and trends; invites to industry-only training, educational and social events; and, a suite of customized services to help their businesses save time and money.
Serving as Orlando’s first nighttime economy manager provided Dominique with valuable insight into Orlando’s local & social community and its needs. A hospitality entrepreneur and trailblazer at heart, she serves as a tireless advocate by giving a voice to our small businesses. Dominique was recognized by Orlando Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 award recipient for her commitment and progress towards elevating the way Orlando functions for hospitality operators and their patrons. OHA is the result of her long-term dedication and devotion to building a thriving local & social community; aligning what matters most for the people who power it.
BOARD OF Directors
The V Group
Jeffrey Gitto j.d., ll.m
Fourth Estate Communications
Kathleen magruder, aicp
Orange County Government
Human Centered Hospitality