Property Member Benefits
.For lodging properties in the commonwealth, there is no better partner to have than the MLA. As a member, you will be able to take advantage of all of the benefits listed here, in addition to unlimited access to all of our online resources and monthly updates on the latest news, events, products and services through our newsletter and email alerts.
We can help your property increase business by offering many free and low-cost marketing opportunities to promote your property, such as Massachusetts - Where to Stay – a comprehensive print and online lodging directory of MLA properties. Hard copies of the directory are distributed at visitor centers and transportation hubs across New England, as well as gateway locations in Canada. All property members receive a complimentary listing and can purchase additional advertising space.
The MLA continually looks for opportunities to partner with other organizations and associations to provide property members with direct links to qualified, receptive audiences.
The MLA is able to use its buying power to negotiate tremendous discounts on necessary and desirable 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. To learn more about our current strategic partners, click here.
The MLA 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 and college students.
We also offer local and national seminars and workshops throughout the year. These seminars address current issues and training in every department and for virtually every position level. Click here to learn more about our educational resources.
Members can receive answers to common legal questions from MLA's retainer attorney – while we can’t guarantee 24/7 correspondence, we strive to answer your questions and get back to you as quickly as is feasible. Members also have the national resources of the American Hotel and Lodging Association to draw from for answers to any number of questions.
The 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. Click here to learn more about the MLA’s lobbying efforts and our impressive track record in ushering in hospitality-friendly legislation.
Discounted Event Registration
MLA members receive discounts to all MLA events throughout the year, including the Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, Outlook lodging forecasts, educational seminars, Hospitality Cup Golf Tournament, and "Meet Your Legislator" events.
Members can also participate in MLA promotions which occur on a non-regular basis; these promotions are created based on the current economic situation of the commonwealth and our industry, but often include discounted rates at hotels, restaurants and attractions for members and their families.
The MLA has several committees focused on: industry partnership, marketing, membership, government affairs and education. Any member is qualified to serve on a committee, for more information on this please contact our main office.