About Us - Benefits For Properties
MLA membership offers a wide range of benefits for lodging properties including:
We can help your property increase business by offering many free and low-cost marketing opportunities to promote your property. These include:
- Massachusetts - Where to Stay - Comprehensive print and online lodging directory of MLA properties. Print version distributed at visitor centers throughout Massachusetts, Amtrak stations between Boston and New York, Logan Airport, and gateway locations in Canada. Targets consumers in the drive market. Total circulation: 55,000. All property members receive a complimentary listing and can purchase advertising space at additional cost.
- Marketing Partnerships - MLA continually looks for opportunities to team up with other organizations and associations to provide property members with a direct link to a qualified, receptive audience.
The Massachusetts Lodging Association is able to use its buying power to negotiate tremendous values on necessary products and services for its members. Strategic Partners are those Industry Partners who have agreed to offer special discounts on products and services to member properties.
Massachusetts Lodging Association, through its Educational Foundation, provides a wide variety of educational resources and programming to develop a qualified hospitality workforce. Included in this statewide effort are coursework and internship programs for both high school students and college students. MLA also offers local and national seminars and workshops throughout the year and at MLA's Annual Conference. These seminars address current issues and training in every department and for virtually every position level. Three Lending Libraries are available for member properties to borrow valuable training videos and books as they face the training challenges at their individual property.
Read more on Education Resources.
Members can receive answers to common legal questions from MLA's attorney. Members also have the national resources of the American Hotel and Lodging Association to draw from for answers to any number of questions.
MLA members receive discounts to all MLA events throughout the year, including the Annual Conference, Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, Outlook lodging forecasts, educational seminars, Hospitality Cup Golf Tournament, and "Meet Your Legislator" events.
Discounted Event Registration
The MLA Friends & Family promotion allows MLA members and their employees to take advantage of great rates on lodging throughout Massachusetts.
MLA represents the Massachusetts lodging industry at the state government level on legislative issues concerning the industry. Through our AH&LA membership, we also provide federal representation. Read more on Government Affairs
MLA Committees focus on:
- Industry Partnership
- Government Affairs
Any MLA member is qualified to serve on a committee.
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