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Serving Connecticut's Lodging Industry Since 1904

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Number of Jobs: 72,949

Beardsley Zoo

Wages & Salaries: $4.1 billion

Mark Twain House

Hotel Occupancy Tax: $158 Million

The Connecticut Lodging Association (CLA) was established in 1904 and is the sole trade association representing the state's lodging industry. Advocacy is at the heart of CLA's mission, as it actively speaks on behalf of the industry regarding legislative and regulatory matters in Connecticut. You can make a positive impact by supporting CLA.

Member Benefits

Training & Education

Maintaining core competencies with the ever-evolving lodging industry requires on-going education. We provide the tools to train staff and remain compliant with current regulations. Read More

Allied Members Buyers' Guide

Our allied partners provide quality goods and services at great members-only prices. Purchase from vendors you can trust. Read More


Get essential information for agencies, legislators, associations, regulations, mandates, AHLA policies, and more at your fingertips. Take advantage of your annual free consult with legal counsel. Read More

Legislative Updates

Working with our lobbyists, legislators and the American Hotel & Lodging Association, we will keep you in the loop with everything you need to know. Read More

Laws & Regulations

Learn about how to identify and report instances of human trafficking, best practices for recycling mattresses, the necessary training for preventing sexual harassment, and current occupancy tax regulations. Read More

Statewide Tourism Marketing

The Connecticut Office of Tourism is a vital partner for the Connecticut Lodging Association in boosting tourism and promoting investment in the state. Learn about marketing opportunities, the strategic plan, and economic impact. Read More

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Sign up for CLA's weekly newsletters featuring industry news, events, education, and  legislative updates. 

Lobbying Services RFP

Scope of Work and Expected Outcomes

CLA is entering into a key growth phase for the organization, with a goal of increasing its advocacy and other services to our membership. We are interested in proposals grounded in who we are today, and that move us toward a vision of where we need to be for effective and powerful advocacy for our industry. 

CLA seeks to retain the services of a lobbyist to work with the CEO and Board of Directors to address matters that will appear before the Connecticut State Legislature, individual state legislators, the Connecticut State Governor, local governments, and other state agencies.


We look forward to your submitted proposal no later than 5 p.m. on August 1st.

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