Washington — In a bid to blunt Trump’s populist appeal and blunt criticism of his administration, the National Hotel Association on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to improve hotel conditions in the United States.
The trade group’s proposed reforms include expanding use of automated systems to assess hotel rooms and improve quality controls, which include using more data, more reviews and more monitoring.
The proposed changes would create a federal-level office that would report directly to the president and the hotel industry to address concerns raised by the public, the group said in a statement.
The National Hotel & Lodging Association also plans to launch a website with an in-depth look at hotel conditions and recommendations for hotel management.
The association also plans the creation of a public-private partnership to better understand the conditions in hotels and to create a more effective communication tool to the public and hotel industry.
The hotel industry’s pushback to the proposed changes comes as the administration has pushed hard to rein in its power, including a plan to slash regulations and rein in the president’s power to regulate the industry.
Trump, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he will try to “get the hotel lobby to be quiet” on hotel industry issues.
But hotel industry leaders have said the administration should not be able to make hotel rooms fit for human habitation and that the industry is already experiencing unprecedented challenges.
In the past year, the hotel trade group, which represents more than 20,000 hotels across the country, has been vocal in calling for Trump to end his regulatory clampdown on the industry, including the establishment of a hotel task force to review hotel safety standards.
The group has also called for a more transparent and transparent government, and to provide greater protections to consumers.
The president’s travel ban and other measures to roll back consumer protections and increase the federal government’s influence on hotels are pushing many hotel rooms to the edge of collapse, said John Fetterman, a former president of the National Association of Realtors, who is now a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
The industry is also worried about the potential impact of the new federal office, which could open the door to lawsuits and other legal challenges.
The new office, he said, would provide an outside watchdog that could be more aggressive than the Trump administration’s current Office of Management and Budget.
The task force would also be responsible for investigating complaints about hotel safety, Fettermann said.
He said that the Trump White House has so far not provided a clear outline of how the office would work, but suggested it would focus on issues like quality of life for travelers, staffing levels and the availability of affordable lodging.
In its proposal to improve conditions in U.S. hotels, the association says the task force will include representatives from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and other federal agencies.
The task force’s mandate would be to identify and identify areas that can be improved, with the goal of improving conditions by 2030.
In a statement, the task group called on Trump to “focus on improving the lives of travelers and guests” by implementing the recommendations in the proposal.
Trump has taken a series of populist positions on trade and immigration, including his proposed ban on travelers from Muslim-majority countries and his efforts to revive the coal industry.
He also has taken the stance that a border wall along the U,S.-Mexico border will cost $19 trillion, a claim that the American Hotel and Lodging Associations, a trade group representing more than 1,200 hotel chains, said it does not agree with.
The new group, whose members include several top Trump aides, also said that hotel occupancy rates across the United State are expected to continue to fall.
It said the average occupancy rate for hotels across all sectors of the economy, including hotels, bars, restaurants and bars, is expected to drop by 10.3 percent, or about 3,000 rooms, from 2021 to 2022.