Partner Benefits

Partnership with IHLA is an incredible way to get and stay connected to Illinois hotels in order to grow your business. IHLA works with more than 500 hotels and management companies throughout the state, and nearly 100% of Chicago hotels are IHLA members. Becoming involved is a great way to show your support of the industry, promote your business to Illinois hotels, build strong relationships with hotel decision-makers, and make useful connections with the properties near you.
 
Benefits Include:
 
Marketing
  • Logo prominently displayed on IHLA member website (IllinoisHotels.org) with company website link
  • Logo inclusion in all IHLA monthly e-newsletters (Distributed to 2,000+ recipients) with company website link 
  • Welcome announcement and annual promotion in IHLA monthly e-newsletter with company website link, logo, and business description
  • Welcome announcement and annual promotion on IHLA Facebook and Twitter pages with company website link, logo, and business description
  • Opportunity to feature advertisements on IHLA member website
  • Opportunity to feature advertisements in IHLA monthly e-newsletter
  • Exclusive use of IHLA Strategic Partner logo
Resources
  • Access to constantly updated IHLA membership contact list
  • Access to current hotel statistics including Regional STR forecast reports ($2,800 value)
  • Access to Members Only Resources section of IllinoisHotels.org
  • Monthly e-newsletter containing national and local industry updates, current IHLA event and program information, member news and accolades, and more
  • E-blasts with legislative updates and upcoming IHLA event and program news
  • Complimentary webinars
Tickets to & Sponsorship* of Exclusive IHLA Networking Events, Meetings, & Seminars
  • Lobby Day
  • Hospitality Gala
  • Hospitality Awards Luncheon at the NRA Show
  • Pony Up for the Kids
  • Super Golf Classic
  • Stars of the Industry Regional Luncheons
  • State Stars of the Industry & Membership Holiday Luncheon
  • Bi-monthly Council of Hotel General Managers Breakfast Meetings
  • Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting Receptions
  • Under 30 Gateway Networking Events
  • Illinois Women in Lodging Networking Events
  • Educational Foundation Seminars
  • And more!
Opportunity to Participate in Exclusive IHLA Programs
 
Illinois Women in Lodging (I-WIL)
The Illinois Women in Lodging (I-WIL) Chapter gives female hospitality professionals throughout Illinois access to high powered women who empower other women. I-WIL provides an opportunity for women to connect with top professionals, gain career momentum, and enhance their personal and professional development.  I-WIL is focused on removing barriers and providing solutions, fostering the development of women to obtain leadership competencies that contribute to the achievement of overall career growth, and engaging women in the political process as it relates to the hospitality industry. 
 
Under 30 Gateway Illinois Chapter
The Under 30 Gateway Illinois Chapter addresses the personal and professional needs of young hospitality professionals between the ages of 21-29. Benefits and resources are inspired and implemented by the American Hotel & Lodging Association Under 30 Council. Through events, resources, and networking, Gateway members build strategic relationships, get top-level industry insight, and stand out from the crowd.
 
Additional Opportunities
  • Join an IHLA Board or planning committee and work alongside hotel General Managers
  • Host relevant, educational webinars for IHLA members explaining the benefits of your company product or service
  • Create mutually profitable programs for IHLA members
Regional Partner Specific Benefits
  • Prospecting assistance including property visits at central and southern Illinois IHLA member hotels and regional hotel associations
  • Opportunity to give presentations at regional hotel meetings
Strategic Partnership Levels
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
*Event Sponsorship (Quantities Vary Depending on Partnership Level)
  • Complimentary Event Program Book Ad Space
  • Complimentary Event Tables or Tickets
  • Opportunity to Purchase Additional Event Tickets at Discounted Rate
  • Verbal Recognition in Event Welcome Remarks
  • Opportunity to Network with Event Attendees
  • Logo Inclusion on Onsite Signage
  • Opportunity to Distribute Product & Informational Materials at Event
  • Opportunity to Provide Branded Signage at Event
  • Logo Inclusion in Event E-Blasts with Link to Company Website
  • Logo Inclusion on Event Registration Webpage & Confirmation Email with Link to Company Website
  • Company Mention in Social Media Campaigns: Facebook & Twitter
Customized partnership options are available.
 
For questions about becoming an IHLA Partner & more information about customized packages, please contact:
 
Susannah Flanner - Chicagoland & Northern Illinois
Director of Membership/Strategic Partnerships
 
Scott Dahl - Central & Southern Illinois
Regional Director of Membership
SDahl@IllinoisHotels.org | 217-306-4032