Greater Des Moines sure knows how to step up to the challenge! Over the past few months, there’s been a tremendous wave of support for local businesses with central Iowans posting their purchases for the #DSMLocalChallenge. Now our local hotels need your support too.  

Hotels are essential to our local economy and play a vital role in sustaining the wonderful quality of life we enjoy in Greater Des Moines. Hotel-motel tax contributes to the advancement of arts and culture by funding organizations and programs which help keep the community vibrant. Visitor paid hotel-motel tax is reinvested in community betterment and recreational projects for the region and supports efforts to attract events, festivals, sports tournaments, and conventions. The tax also helps market Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers who then support local restaurants, retailers, and attractions.   



The hospitality industry is one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic, and Catch Des Moines’ “Buy Now, Visit Later” hotel bonds campaign is aimed at supporting recovery efforts for local hotels. Designed to inspire residents to look forward to making new memories with loved ones, hotel bonds will help local hotels weather the storm.  

Invest in a $100 bond from one of 30 local hotels, and after 60 days, your bond will mature to a value of $150. Use the bonds for a staycation or to invite friends and family to visit later. You can help aid the hospitality industry's recovery by investing in local hotels that contribute to our culture and fuel growth for our entire region. 

Click here to learn more about the Buy Now, Visit Later campaign and purchase hotel bonds.