About ILHA

Since 2006 we have helped the luxury hospitality industry stay informed & connected.

Barak Hirschowitz (President, ILHA), Dimitris Tryfonopoulos (General Secretary of Greek National Tourism Organization), Sybil Hoffman (President, Swiss Alpine Center), Elena Sergeeva (Founder, Passion For Greece)

Industry News Leader

The ILHA is the luxury hospitality industry’s premier media provider of news and insight.  Both the  ILHA Smartbrief  a quick-read daily news summary and Luxury Hoteliers magazine, a quarterly in-depth report of major trends in the business are respected publications read by hospitality executives.   The ILHA’s Hospitality & Travel Forum is LinkedIn’s largest group for hotel and travel reaching more than a quarter million people in 90+ countries.

Unifying and Communicating

The International Luxury Hotel Association believes that industry communication is the key to success in increasing business.  The members of the International Luxury Hotel Association have agreed to put competition aside and work together to share insights through a common a forum.

Our Mission

  • To promote growth in the full-service hospitality industry by providing an unbiased source of information for owners and operators of hotels (independent and brands), cruise lines, private residences and other luxury hospitality organizations.
  • To provide hoteliers with the resources they need to grow their business, improve standards and advance their careers.
  • To serve as one voice for purposes of dealing with government organizations and the media to protect the reputation of the luxury hospitality industry.
  • To promote and provide a forum for communication and to increase connectivity between industry stakeholders.
  • To seek out future affiliated industries and technologies that will allow international hospitality organizations to operate more efficiently.
  • To educate travel facilitators from around the world about the growth and advancement in tourism and luxury hospitality.

Non-Profit Status

The International Luxury Hotel Association is an international non-profit organization which has been designated for 501(C)(6) status by the Internal Revenue of the United States Government. Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the exemption of business leagues, which are not organized for profit and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. The International Luxury Hotel Association does not have shareholders or investors.

The ILHA believes in transparency. As a non-profit, the ILHA regularly files an annual report and a 990 Tax Return with the US Internal Revenue Service.