Becoming Creative Lodging Solutions®

Our founders, Mike Tetterton, Marsha Couch, and Carolyn Hundley, who previously built an extended stay hospitality business, identified an industry need.

The Situation

They saw that companies were too overwhelmed with researching their own hotel rooms, keeping up with complex invoices, and negotiating rates to devote time to their business. Enter Creative Lodging Solutions® – the answer to business travel hassle and wasted time.


Our Mission

“We create relationships in which every interaction adds value by providing an unexpected level of service where even unspoken needs are met.”

We Started Small

We used an airport hangar as our first office and hung our reservation requests on clotheslines.


Responsive New Departments

In 2007, the growing business got rid of the clothesline and began booking reservations on Web Genesis™. We also added two departments: Billing and Hotel Partnership.

We Grew

In 2010, we were recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. We’ve held that spot for 6 years now…and counting!


And… Still Growing

Four buildings later, and AGAIN we’ve outgrown our work space! We can’t wait to move in the spring of 2015!

CLS™ has expertly managed our clients’ lodging and reserved over 10 million traveler nights. With annual revenue of over 120 million and several international business awards, CLS is a tour de force in the industry.

Creative Lodging Solutions
Travel management made easy