The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) today released a report by Oxford Economics analyzing the economic impact of the hotel industry to the City of Chicago. The report underscores the significant contributions lodging provides to the city, generating some $2 billion in federal, state and local taxes every year and supporting nearly 90,000 local jobs. The report detailed specific impacts hotel guests have on Chicago’s economy, including the tremendous economic contributions of hotel guests to the community. In 2016 alone, guests spent $8 billion. Every $100 spent on lodging at hotels leverages an additional $176 spent at local businesses.