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Public-Private Venture Lodging

Public-Private Venture lodging (also referred to as "Privatized Lodging") is located on or near military installations, and was once operated by the government but is now operated by a commercial lodging company. 

The Army's Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) are the first (and currently only) privatized lodging facilities to be integrated into the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot (ILPP). PAL is a partnership between the Army and private industry designed to improve the condition of on-post lodging facilities and provide for their long-term sustainment. PAL properties are corporately branded as IHG Army Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, and Staybridge Suites.  Only PAL properties that the Army has certified as adequate are in the program.   For more information go to: www.ihgarmyhotels.com

Other Privatized lodging may be entered into the program in the future. 

Policy on Use

Per the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), travelers who are TDY to an Integrated Lodging Program Pilot site are directed to use designated privatized lodging when DoD lodging is not available. If privatized lodging is available and not used, a traveler's lodging reimbursement will be limited to the amount the government would have paid if used unless an exception applies.  Travelers are only required to book privatized lodging when it appears in DTS in the "Government Privatized Lodging" section. 

How to Book in DTS

DTS users creating an authorization for overnight travel are automatically routed to the lodging reservation module. If DoD lodging is not available at the TDY location, DTS will display privatized lodging in the "Government Privatized Lodging" section before displaying commercial lodging properties. When available privatized lodging that appears in the "Government Privatized Lodging" section is not used, DTS will display a pre-audit and automatically limit lodging reimbursement.

Privatized lodging properties that appear in the "Government Privatized Lodging" area meet strict DoD requirements for quality, safety, and security and are part of the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot. Please note that privatized properties may also appear under the "Alternative Options" section. Properties in this section are only required to meet Fire Safety Act requirements and are not subject to the same DoD quality, safety, and security requirements of those privatized lodging properties that appear in the "Government Privatized Lodging" section. Travelers are not required to book privatized properties that appear in the "Alternative Options" section.

 

 
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