About Us

Overview

Overview
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 seventeen years of association and industry history, our purpose is essentially the same as our founders set down in 1904.
Board of Directors

Officers

Duane Schroder - President, Waterford Hotel Group

Nick Lorusso- Vice President, Hilton Hotel, Hartford

Lynn Dell - Secretary, Doubletree Bristol

Jon Norton - Treasurer, Omar Coffee Company

Steve Matiatos - Immediate Past President, Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale

Victor Antico Jr. - Past President, Holiday Inn Express, Vernon

Michael Trosin - Past President, Marriott Hartford/Windsor, Windsor

Term Ending 2022

Mike Ferguson, New Haven Hotel, New Haven

Lindsey Struck, Hampton Inn & Suites, Manchester

Amy Munoz, The Whaler’s Inn, Mystic

Term Ending 2023

Traci LaShomb, CHA, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Uncasville

Dinu Patel, Rodeway Inn & Suites, Branford

Meri Wick, Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast, Westbrook

John Lombardo, Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa, Old Saybrook

Term Ending 2024

Michael Marques, Hampton Inn, Shelton

Robins Patel, JNR Management, Manchester

Fernando Solis, Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell

Non-voting

Scott Dolch, Connecticut Restaurant Association
Bob Forcier - Education Representative, Mitchell College 
Robert Murdock - CVB Representative, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau
Atty. Bud O'Donnell - Allied Representative, FordHarrison
Win Smith III – Marketing Representative, Hospitality and Luxury Brand Consultant
Staff Members

Contact Information

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Armando P. Paolino III, Paolino Public Affairs Consulting, Inc. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contact Us

You can reach us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 860-635-5600.

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