About Us & Our Board


Membership in the BCHA ensures representation on a national level as well as through a provincial board of directors. Acknowledged as the champion of hotel related issues, the BCHA pursues matters of taxation, tourism, marketing, corporate relations, education, labour and consumer services.


Shaping the future of Hospitality. We advocate, communicate, and educate.

BCHA Values

Leadership | Respect | Collaboration

Our History:

Since 1917, the British Columbia Hotel Association has been the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the Hotel Industry throughout British Columbia. The BCHA has over 600 hotel members and nearly 200 associate members, representing an industry with revenue in excess of $3.2 billion, 80,000 rooms and more than 60,000 employees. We are a significant component of BC’s $13.8 billion tourism trade and have members in almost every community throughout BC giving us a strong voice at all levels of government. Our members have invested heavily into their communities and as a result, are integral to steering the future development of the province and territory.
With headquarters in Vancouver, the BCHA is a strong industry organization of over 600 hotel members and 200 associate members dedicated to improving and increasing the tourism and hospitality industry within British Columbia.

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee
John Kearns Chair Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Bryan Pilbeam Vice Chair Hotel 540
David MacKenzie Past Chair Pemberton Valley Lodge
David McQuinn Treasurer Courtyard Prince George
Ingrid Jarrett Executive Committee Director Watermark Beach Resort
Ian Powell Executive Committee Director Inn at Laurel Point
James Chase President & CEO British Columbia Hotel Association


Vancouver, Coast and Mountains
John Kearns Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel Surrey
Doug Andrews The Listel Hotel Whistler
Jonas Melin Harbourfront Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver
David MacKenzie Pemberton Valley Lodge Pemberton
Brian Rohl Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver


Vancouver Island
Earl Wilde Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites Victoria
Jacob Cramp Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke
Stephen Roughley Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour Victoria
Ian Powell Inn at Laurel Point Victoria
Stewart Instance Best Western Tin Wis Resort Tofino


Thompson Okanagan
Bryan Pilbeam Hotel 540 Kamloops
Ingrid Jarrett Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos


Kootenay Rockies
Brady Beruschi Best Western Revelstoke
Barry Zwueste St.Eugene Golf Resort & Casino St. Eugene


Northern BC
David McQuinn Courtyard Prince George Prince George
Connor Bull Holiday Inn Express Fort St. John
Past Chair
David MacKenzie  Pemberton Valley Lodge  Pemberton


In addition to being engaged in advocacy on behalf of hotels, the BCHA offers a comprehensive package of programs to hotel members aimed at saving money and reducing costs for operators. Learn more about our extensive programs and discounts here.


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