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History & Leadership

About Us

The Connecticut Lodging Association has been supporting Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, and Tourism Related Businesses since 1904. This trade association aims to promote the lodging industry in Connecticut by representing its members in government and association partnerships. Apart from hotels, motels, resorts, inns, and bed and breakfasts, we also have an allied member program that includes tourism attractions and a range of vendor services.

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.

Our purpose has remained consistent since our founding in 1904, even after 119 years of association and industry history.

Board of Directors

Officers

Meri Wick - President
Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast, Westbrook
 
Alan Miller – Vice President
Sheraton Bradley Hotel, Windsor Locks

Lynn Dell - Secretary
Doubletree Hotel, Bristol
 
Jon Norton - Treasurer
Omar Coffee Company, Newington

Duane Schroder – Immediate Past President
Waterford Hotel Group

Steve Matiatos – Past President
Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale

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

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

Term Ending 2024

Michael Marques, Hampton Inn, Shelton

Robins Patel, JNR Management, Manchester

Fernando Solis, Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell

Term Ending 2025

Amy Wagner, Marjorie and Neal Consulting, Mystic

Lindsey Struck, Hampton Inn & Suites, Manchester

Anna Leonard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Windsor Locks

Dinu Patel, Rodeway Inn & Suites, Branford

Mike Ferguson, New Haven Hotel, New Haven

Chris Bird, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Term Ending 2026

Tina Fleming, Marriott Hotel, Hartford

Abby Dion, Graduate Hotel, New Haven

Chris Costabile, Hilton Hotel, Stamford

Non-voting

Scott Dolch, Connecticut Restaurant Association

Bob Forcier - Education Representative
Mitchell College

Robert Murdock - CVB Representative
Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau
 
Ryan O'Donnell - Allied Representative
Pullman & Comley

Win Smith III – Marketing Representative
Hospitality and Luxury Brand Consultant

Staff Members

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Armando P. Paolino III, Levin, Paolino, and Christ - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.