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 80 active property members, which include hotels, motels, resorts, inns and bed and breakfasts. We also have an allied member program, representing tourism attractions and various vendor services available to members such as technology, landscaping services, linens, laundry, 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 and fourteen years of association and industry history, our purpose is essentially the same as our founders set down in 1904.