Friday, August 25, 2023

Upcoming Monthly Coffee Meetings

Connect with other operators each month at the IHLA’s member coffee meeting. Each month has a featured presenter as well as association updates and plenty of discussion and networking time. A virtual meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. immediately following the in person event. Questions? Contact Faith Dorn.


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Best Western Premier | 2502 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny

Guest Speaker: WoodRiver Energy


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Kathy Anderson, Division Administrator | Iowa Workforce Development



9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker: TBD


Let Us Know You're Coming!

Questions? Contact Faith Dorn.

Iowa Hotel & Lodging Association State Awards Luncheon

Monday, October 2, 2023

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rewind Hotel | West Des Moines, Iowa

Get Your Tickets for the Awards Ceremony Here!

Welcome New Allied Member:

World Insurance

World Insurance Associates is a full-service, independent insurance agency with capabilities to meet all of its clients' insurance needs. They offer a wide array of products and services, including Hotel Insurance. World’s hospitality team has more than 50 years of experience customizing risk management programs for the hospitality industry, and they insure many of the well-known hotel, motel, and franchise brands. In fact, they insure more than $3 billion in property value across 500+ U.S. hotels and motels.

Learn More About World Insurance

Sept. 1 is National Hotel Employee Day

Each year the hotel industry takes a day to come together to thank hotel employees for their hard work, recognize the integral role they play in our nation’s travel and tourism industries, and encourage prospective employees to consider a hotel career.


Join hoteliers across the country on Friday, Sept. 1, AHLA and celebrate National Hotel Employee Day.  Free downloadable images are available in an industry toolkit.

Try one of these ideas in your establishment! 


  • Place a “guest book” in your hotel lobby encouraging patrons to write a note of appreciation to hotel workers. 
  • Create an “Employee Spotlight” posterboard/bulletin board 
  • Compile fun photos and fun facts about employees to showcase in the hotel lobby 
  • Reach out to your elected representatives on their social-media platforms and encourage them to recognize National Hotel Employee Day. 
  • Host an employee event and capture a group picture to share on social media. 
  • Print and place signage around your hotel thanking employees and encouraging guests to thank employees. 
  • Plan a coworker and/or management-to-staff ‘thank you’ event where co-workers can share experiences and thank one another.
National Hotel Employee Day Toolkit

If you appreciate this information, please consider joining. 

These efforts are funded by our membership. Learn more about membership here.