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Make MHLA your partner in progress and profit. Owning or managing a lodging business means time-consuming responsibilities. It means you don’t have enough time for lobbying, shopping for the best deals in telecommunications or other services... and perhaps not even enough time to train your staff.

MHLA can help by providing you with accurate information, legislative representation, competitive services and products, marketing programs, and discounted training and educational materials. We’ll work with you to help save you money and build your business.

Active Member - Shall include a city hotel and lodging association, an owner, officer, director or managing director of a firm or corporation engaged in the operation or management of one or more hotels I motels or resorts, bed and breakfasts, lodge, court, Inn, time share/condo in the state of Missouri.

Allied/Supplier Member - Any business providing, supplying or selling goods or services to our members such as products, equipment, professional services, advertising, etc.

“Getting involved with the Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association as an Allied Member has had a very positive impact on our business and has produced several opportunities that probably would not have been possible without their support. The MHLA membership also helps us keep a pulse on issues facing the lodging industry thus giving us further credibility with our lodging clients. The members of this association truly believe in supporting their fellow members and I encourage others to join and get involved.”

      Tyler Morgan, CWCA

      Tilton Thomas & Morgan, Inc
      St. Joseph, MO 

Associate Member - Any individual, firm or corporation declaring an interest in the objectives of the association that does not otherwise qualify as an Active or Allied member or any other member category as herein provided such as a Convention and Visitor Bureau, Chamber of Commerce or any type of destination marketing organization (DMO).

Education Member - Any accredited education institution in the state of Missouri, which! offers courses in the fields of Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel and Restaurant management.

Student Member - Any individual engaged in a degree granting curriculum at an accredited education institution in the state of Missouri with an interest, emphasis or major in the field of Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Friend of the Industry - Any individual with an interest in the lodging or tourism industry that does not otherwise qualify as an Active, Allied, Associate, Education or student member. This is a limited benefit membership.

For more reasons why you should be an MHLA member, please check our Member Benefits.


Membership Dues Formula:  Flat Rate + ($2.00 x number of rooms)

Example: For 110 rooms the Flat Rate is $250.00 (plus $2.00 x 110) = $470.00 Dues total

Flat Rate is based on your total Number of Rooms / For memberships with more than one property please call us for details


Rooms                         Flat Rate

 0-50                             $100.00 (plus rooms)

 51-100                         $175.00 (plus rooms)

 101-150                       $250.00 (plus rooms)

 151-200                       $325.00 (plus rooms)

 201-300                       $400.00 (plus rooms)

 301-400                       $475.00 (plus rooms)

Dues to the Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association (MHLA) are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. A portion of dues, however, is not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense to the extent that the MHLA engages in industry lobbying. The non-deductible portion of dues for 2019 is 60%.

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