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Event Name:Hospitality Day & A Tasteful Affair Legislative Reception
Event Type(s):Event
Description:The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. At the same time, it’s vital that we maintain good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills and issues is given thoughtful consideration.

On February 5, 2020 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will join forces for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, a members-only event where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry. 

Then members will mingle with more than 500 members and legislators while we do what we do best - show these leaders Oklahoma hospitality! - at a bigger and better-than-ever “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception. "A Tasteful Affair" will feature more than 20 of Oklahoma’s finest restaurants showcasing their culinary tastings at what is heralded as the state’s most successful and best attended legislative reception.

Event Date:2/5/2020
Location:Bricktown Events Center
429 E California Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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To be held at Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC, OK 73105
9:30am (approx.) Member Issues Briefing
Upon arrival, association staff will provide members with a copy of the Issue Briefing document which they may review prior to the actual briefing session.

Room Number: 535

Parking at Capitol:
  • Park in the lot just East of Lincoln on NE 21st and enter the Capitol through the east doors
  • Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance
10:00 - 11:30am  Hospitality Day at the Capitol
Following the short briefing, members will distribute information to their respective state representatives and senators.

Parking at Capitol:
  • Park in the lot just East of Lincoln on NE 21st and enter the Capitol through the east doors
  • Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance
To be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC, OK 73105
2:30 - 4:30pm ORA Annual Membership and ORA Board of Directors Meeting 
The annual meeting is open to all ORA members, and includes the election of new officers and the installment of the new Board of Directors.
To be held at Bricktown Events Center, 429 E California Ave., OKC, OK 73104
5:00 - 7:00pm “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception ($65/ticket)
During the largest and best-attended legislative reception in the state, members have the opportunity to establish new relationships and strengthen existing ties while connecting on important issues. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to some of Oklahoma's most influential policy makers while enjoying culinary tastings of Oklahoma’s best restaurants and Oklahoma craft beers! 

Free parking is available in the parking lot just south of the event center. No parking passes needed.

Due to the nature of the legislative reception, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.


There are no hotel room blocks available this year, but if you would like to book overnight accommodations, the following member hotels are closest in proximity to the Bricktown Events Center:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
101 E. Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
(866) 925-4216

Residence Inn by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
400 E Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
(866) 925-4216

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown
600 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 601-6206
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