About RIHA

RIHA represents over 700 foodservice, hotels, vendors and hospitality members in the state of Rhode Island and has been the voice of the hospitality and foodservice industries in the state since 1963.

MISSION

To lead Rhode Island’s hospitality industry through advocacy, communication, and education.

VISION

To advance Rhode Island’s hospitality industry.

Rhode Island State House
RIHA Event with Members
Hotel Houskeeping
Hospitality Strong - #RIHA
Dale Venturini with Board Members
Bartendar in a Restaurant

VALUES

The Board of Directors and professional staff work in a culture of community, including the guiding principles of accountability, transparency, stewardship and diversity.
The tenets of the Culture of Community are characterized with the eight Cs:

01.

Cooperation

Working together to benefit the industry.

02.

Collaboration

Encouraging teamwork, support and community partnerships.

03.

Communication

Exchanging ideas, information, and opportunities.

04.

Connection

Creating relationships within the industry.

05.

Curiosity

Asking questions, eagerness to expand education and create inspiration.

06.

Compassion

Motivating each other to relieve our struggles.

07.

Civility

Promoting courteous engagement.

08.

Camaraderie

Building the foundation for mutual respect and friendship.

Each year, RIHA hosts an impressive list of events, meetings, seminars, training & education classes, and website communications targeting the hospitality industry.