Member Benefits


Lobbylights is the premier wage and employee benefits survey tool for the hotel industry. Lobbylights compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employee wages as well as key employment information for hotel property managers. With Lobbylights,  you can compare a variety of useful information such as: the wages you pay to other hotels within your specific region, methods through which other hotels screen employees, types of insurance and amount of coverage that is provided compared to other hotels, and many more. For more information, call Sarah Vernosky at 216-503-0076 or email her at

Heartland Payment Systems provides complete and customized payment processing services and payroll soltions to hotels and businesses nationwide that will increase company profits, improve cash flow and minimize processing expenses. Heartland supports fair processing practices on behalf of businesses through its Merchant Bill of Rights. Click here to discover how Heartland Payment Systems will better your company. For more information, visit,, or call 248-217-1966.

Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Fund offers specifically designed services to Hospitality properties which could save your company up to 48% on worker's compensation coverage. MLTA's member-owned worker's compensation program has saved companies millions by reducing overhead expenses, providing better claims services and keeping costs low and reliable. Call Dawn Feldpausch at the Regency Group 1-800-686-6640 to see how your property can qualify!

Auto-Owners Insurance provides coverage that will meet the specific needs of your company with the convenience of working with a local agency.  What’s one more benefit?  MLTA members receive up to a 10% discount with a top rated insurance company.  Contact your local independent Auto-Owners Insurance agent or Dawn Feldpausch at the Regency Group, 1-800-686-6640 for a quote.

Legislative Advocacy –In 2005, we led efforts to pass the law requiring all schools to open after Labor Day. When special interests tried to repeal that law in December of 2009, we stopped them in their tracks.  Since 2006, MLTA has led industry lobbying efforts which has secured in excess of $100 million in funding for Pure Michigan.  Last year annual funding for Pure Michigan was increased to $33M.  This year our goal is $50 million!  Heads fall in beds when we work together to grow rural, urban, resort and cultural travel and tourism. Your membership makes these efforts stronger!

Michigan Innkeepers’ Legal Guide - Want to avoid lawyers but need legal information? As an MLTA member you have access to the “Michigan Innkeepers’ Legal Guide.” It’s the source for Michigan-specific laws and regulations affecting your property. Easy to use and extremely helpful, the legal guide is available at all times on our website. To access the guide, use your member log in on the MLTA site and find the legal guide under the “Member Benefits” tab. You can view it online, or download, print out and use as a desk reference. The guide is a service of MLTA Educational Foundation and is made available to MLTA Lodging Property Members only.

Michigan Lodging & Tourism Directory – Represent your company and stay connected with members and consumers. Your membership will provide you a free listing on the Lodging Directory located on our website and  powered by the JackRabbit Book Direc search engine, which allows travelers to book a room in any member property with one click!  Better yet, for independent properties that don't yet have a reservation page, JackRabbit will build one for you.  80% of travelers want to book online, JackRabbit and MLTA will enable them to do so for all members for FREE!

MLTA Employment Connect- Allows MLTA members to post job openings of all kinds on our website, where like the Lodging Directory; they can be seen by the job-seeking public. Over 65 different jobs are currently listed on MLTA Employment Connect.  Best of all, this is provided to MLTA members for FREE!


MLTA's Friends and Family Program- one of the more popular member benefits is our friends and family program, where your employees can access reduced overnight rates that are available to MLTA members only! This program is a great example of members helping other members save money in challenging times. Plus, this is a great morale boost for your valued employees! For more information, contact Amy West at 517-267-8989 , or email her at

Michigan Women in Lodging (WIL)- The first professional career advancement program for women in our industry. WIL believes in giving women the WIL to Lead, WIL to Learn and the WIL to Improve. Membership to WIL is FREE to all women employed at MLTA member organizations, regardless of their position with the company.

Become an MLTA member today! Apply online here!