THE IOWA HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIAITON (IHLA) IS THE PROFESSIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION FOR IOWA’S HOTEL & LODGING INDUSTRY. WE ARE A STATE PARNTER OF THE AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION (AHLA.)
To foster a vibrant and united hospitality industry powering Iowa’s economy.
The mission of the IHLA is to protect, promote, educate and advocate on behalf of Iowa’s hotel and lodging industry with state lawmakers, regulators, the public and the media.
Iowa’s hotel industry is a key economic generator for the state of Iowa. There are 714 hotel properties representing 51,000+ guest rooms. We are an $8 Billion industry employing more than 65,000 people across the state. Iowa’s hotels generate significant local and state tax revenue, contributing more than $1 billion in tax revenue including $714 million in Iowa state and local taxes and $94 million in lodging specific taxes.
Industry Snapshot in iowa
- Hotel Guest Spending- $3 billion
- Share of Total Jobs Supported by Hotel Industry- 3.2%
- Wages & Salaries- $1 billion
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in IA- $2 billion