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

Officers

Steve Matiatos - President, Courtyard New Haven at Yale

Nick Lorusso- Vice President, Hilton Hartford

Lynn Dell - Secretary, Doubletree Bristol

Jon Norton - Treasurer, Omar Coffee Company

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

Michael Trosin - Past President, Marriott Hartford/Windsor

Term Ending 2021

Mike Ferguson, New Haven Hotel

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

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

Michael Marques, Hampton Inn by Hilton

Ted McCallum, Hilton Stamford

Dinu Patel, Rodeway Inn & Suites Branford

Duane Schroder, Waterford Hotel Group

Fernando Solis, Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell

Term Ending 2022

Fabio Pari Di Monriva, Marriott Hartford Downtown

Lindsey Struck, Best Western Hartford

Amy Wagner, The Whaler’s Inn

Term Ending 2023

John Mathers, Madison Beach Hotel

Meri Wick, Westbrook Inn

Non-voting

Scott Dolch, Connecticut Restaurant Association

Bob Forcier - Education Representative of Mitchell College

Robert Murdock - CVB Representative of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

Bud O'Donnell - Allied Representative of Siegel, O'Connor, O'Donnell & Beck, PC

Win Smith III, Hospitality and Luxury Brand Consultant

Staff Members

Contact Information

Ginny Kozlowski, Executive Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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