Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association - Event Information

Event Name:
Hospitality Day & A Tasteful Affair Legislative Reception

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The "Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception will take place April 25, 2023 at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown Medical Center. 

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 April 25, 2023 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 we'll 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. 2023 marks the 34th anniversary of "A Tasteful Affair" and will feature several of Oklahoma’s finest restaurants showcasing their culinary tastings and craft beer at what is heralded as the state’s most successful and best-attended legislative reception.

Legislative Reception Pricing

Free parking is available in the parking lot at the hotel. 

Event Date:

Event Time:
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Central

Embassy Suites OKC Downtown Medical Center
741 N Phillips Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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Contact Person:
Lacey Pierson
(phone: 4059428181)



At the Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC, OK 73105


2:30 p.m.
Members Briefing - Room 535

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. New this year, members will get to hear from legislators and participate in a Q&A session. 

Parking at Capitol:

  • Park in the east parking lot and enter the Capitol through the east doors or
  • Park in the South lot and access the Capitol through the south entrance


3:00 p.m.
Hospitality Day at the Capitol 

Following the briefing and Q&A session, members will distribute information to their respective state representatives and senators. 

At the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown Medical Center, OKC, OK 73104


5:00 - 7:00pm
“A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception ($75/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 at the hotel.



Nearby Hotel Accommodations
Although there are no official hotel room blocks for this event, you may find overnight accommodations at the following member hotels.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Bricktown
2 West Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-2290

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

The Colcord Hotel
15 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 601-4300

Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 272-3040

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
100 Oklahoma City Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
(405) 438-6500


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