Only 37% of US hotels have brought back at least half of their employees, according to a survey from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).  Other findings included: 87% of hotels had to lay off or furlough staff because of COVID-19; 36% have been unable to bring any of their furloughed or laid-off workers back as full-time employees; one in four hotels is back to a minimum of 60% of their pre-COVID staffing levels, while fewer than one in three (29%) are still at or below 20% staffing; and of more than 600 hotel owner respondents, more than half said they are in danger of losing their property to foreclosure by commercial real estate lenders due to the pandemic. Chip Rogers, CEO, said the organization is encouraged to see many of AHLA’s industry priorities included in the Senate pandemic relief package released this week. He said the most pressing concerns for the industry right now include access to increased liquidity tax relief and limited liability protection.