The Virginia Beach Hotel Association

The Virginia Beach Hotel Association, VBHA, is a representative trade association serving the Virginia Beach hotel industry to advance and promote ethical practices; education and training of employees; cooperation with local government officials and city leaders; and a spirit of friendly cooperation among members to better serve the public.

VBHA Priorities

Each year the VBHA Board of Directors discuss and vote on issues of priority for the calendar year. To view our 2020 Priorities click the button below.

VBHA News

Check back often for the latest information about the hospitality industry. We will post articles detailing the hotel industry news, hotel openings, events and conferences.

Find a Job

Several of our Property Members we represent will assist in career placement opportunities by posting job opportunities here. Utilize the contact data and application information in your endeavor to find employment in the Virginia Beach Hospitality Industry.

Property Members

Our Property Members have a presence in the legislative process that impacts the Virginia Beach market. This includes representation with local and state officials and partnering with the Convention & Visitor Information Bureau and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association..

 

Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Russell Lyons

PRESIDENT
Coastal Hospitality Associates

John Zirkle, Jr.

VICE PRESIDENT
Double Tree by Hilton Va Beach

Oliver Joyner

TREASURER
Capes Hotel

Duane Gauthier

SECRETARY
Commonwealth Lodging

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jimmy Capps

Breakers Resort Inn

Jackson Cherry

Holiday Inn & Suites
North Beach

Mary Elizabeth Collins

Holiday Inn Va Beach-Norfolk

Michele Colson

VSA Resorts

Joe DaBiero

PAST PRESIDENT
Best Western Plus Va Beach

Martino DeStefano

Hilton Virginia Beach Hilton

Christine Geist

Wyndham Virginia Beach
Oceanfront

Ellen Ruane

The Founders Inn & Spa

Glenn Tuckman
Glenn Tuckman

Gold Key/PHR

linwood branch
Linwood Branch

Days Inn at the Beach

tony parrow
Tony Parrow

Suburban Capital, Inc.

Elizabeth Weller

Gold Key|PHR

STAFF

Diana Burke

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Deborah Buringa

EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGER