Representing Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts and Tourism Related Businesses since 1904
The Connecticut Lodging Association is a trade association representing and promoting the lodging industry in Connecticut. We have more than 50 active property members, which include hotels, motels, resorts, inns and bed and breakfasts. We also have over 20 allied members, representing various vendor services available to members such as Information Technology, Landscaping Services, Drapery, Laundry Equipment, Legal Services, Public Relations, Pest Control, and much more.
The Connecticut Lodging Association was incorporated as the Connecticut Hotel Association in September of 1904. The founders were John J. Dahill of Allyn House, Hartford; James Bowker of Winthrop Hotel, Meriden; F.M. Johnson and George Q. Patee. The articles of incorporation stated the following purpose:
- To promote the social and business welfare of its members and to do any and all acts necessary and incidental thereto pertaining.
- To establish and maintain a system of reports which may be used by its members for their guidance and protection.
- To take such steps as may be necessary and proper for the arrest and prosecution of such employees and dishonest persons who may defraud or cheat any of its members.
- To assist its members in procuring honest and competent employees.
- To protect the hotel interests in this State from unjust, unnecessary and discriminating legislative action.
- To do any and all other acts and things necessary and proper to carrying out the purposes and ends above set forth.
Consistent with the National Association’s name change, we became the “Connecticut Hotel and Motel Association” in 1967. In 1994, our name was changed to the “Connecticut Lodging and Attractions Association” and our present name was adopted by the membership in 1998.
After our hundred years of association and industry history, our purpose is essentially the same as our founders set down in 1904.
To provide relevant information and benefits is our ultimate goal and we are eager for your feedback as we develop our agenda for the coming year.
If you are not a current member of the CLA, please give us your thoughts on what are the most trying issues you face as a manager or owner. Our goal is to speak for the entire lodging industry in Connecticut and to do so, we need your help.