Member Benefits


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.




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.



Corporate Tax Resources - With over 150 years of experience and a valued results driven attitude, CTR provides a free no-risk, no-cost review of your properties assessment which may lead to potential savings. CTR represents over 100 hotel and motel properties in Michigan and saves them over $200,000 annually in appeals. MLTA members will receive contingency fee discounts in addition to this great deal. Call Fred Mawson at 248-310-6898 to see how much you may save! Visit CTR's website here.


Decision Point- Through a strategic partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) your MLTA membership provides you FREE 24/7 online access to information you need to help control costs and ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare). Navigate the ins and outs of the health reform, view timelines, requirements, cost impact and much more!  Just click here to access Decision Point!

INNformation- Provides you tips and information you can immediately put to use or file for future references. Thanks to strategic partnerships with key experts, MLTA will be able to offer FREE tips and advice for members on topics like digital marketing, human resource management, innkeeper law, social media marketing, health and property insurance and more! 

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 $29M.  This year our goal is $35 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 a 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!

The Americans with Disabilities Act Guide – Published in 2012, this 80 page guide is provided to all MLTA members at no charge. The guide provides the information you need to ensure compliance with this complex and far-reaching federal law. An invaluable source of information for all independent and branded properties!

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!

MLTA Advantage Health Plus- Access coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan or Blue Care Network. Gain access to Section 125 Plans, offering you and your employees' access to dental, vision, life, LTD, STD, and more; all with easy-to-understand consolidated billings. This program is open to all member categories (Lodging, Allied and Associate)! For more information contact MLTA's health agent, Tim Duffy, at or call him at (586) 775-5300.

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 Buyer's Guide- Access quality products and services at a lower cost! Please do business with these lodging industry vendors as they support MLTA's efforts to grow tourism outcomes for all.

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!

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.




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i at Volunteer Energy, (734) 548-8000, offers variable rate programs on a month-to-month 

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Become an MLTA member today! Apply online here!