CLC Lodging is the nation's leading provider of workforce lodging rates, delivering workforce travel savings and solutions for thousands of companies throughout North America.
Founded in Wichita, KS in 1977, local entrepreneur Barry Downing uncovered an opportunity to help independent hotels attract business from transportation companies. From this, Corporate Lodging Consultants (now CLC Lodging) - and an entire new industry - was born.
From its roots in the trucking industry, CLC moved into other workforce lodging areas, such as railroads and construction. Today, CLC Lodging serves a wide range of industries with clients in telecom, energy, specialty construction, food service, retail distribution, emergency response and many more.
For more than 40 years, CLC has built a network of thousands of hotels nationwide and state-of-the-art data management and payment processing systems to manage client billings and reports. These advantages provide clients with significant savings and increased visibility into lodging costs. The company has continued to develop and refine its services, developing services to fit the needs of companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to sole proprietorships.
CLC was acquired in April 2009 by FLEETCOR (NYSE: FLT), a leading global provider of fleet card and specialty payment solutions for businesses. With a market capitalization of $13.4 billion and more than 7,000 employees worldwide FLEETCOR provides CLC Lodging with unparalleled horsepower to grow and invest in technology and solutions that will allow us to continue to transform the market for workforce lodging.
As the lodging management services pioneer, CLC today remains the largest and most respected company in the lodging management services industry. CLC employs hundreds of experts - including tax specialists, negotiators and 24-hour traveler support staff - who deliver workforce travel savings and solutions to its customers. CLC serves tens of thousands of industry-leading companies, maintains active relationships with more than 15,000 hotels throughout North America, and handles more than 13 million commercial hotel room-nights for clients annually.