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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 2022 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

John Zirkle, Jr.
John Zirkle, Jr.

PRESIDENT
Double Tree by Hilton Va Beach

Duane Gauthier

VICE PRESIDENT
Commonwealth Lodging

varshad vachhani
Varshid Vachhani

TREASURER
Global Hospitality

Ellen Ruane

SECRETARY
The Founders Inn & Spa

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jimmy Capps

Breakers Resort Inn

Glenn Tuckman
Glenn Tuckman

Gold Key/PHR

Mary Elizabeth Collins

Holiday Inn Va Beach-Norfolk

Michele Colson

VSA Resorts

Russell Lyons
Russell Lyons

PAST PRESIDENT
Coastal Hospitality Associates

Martino DeStefano

Hilton Virginia Beach Hilton

Christine Geist

Wyndham Virginia Beach
Oceanfront

rob murphy
Rob Murphy

Suburban Capital, Inc.

elizabeth weller
Elizabeth Weller

Gold Key/PHR

John Uhrin

Burlage Management

Joe DaBiero

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham
VB Oceanfront

brendan england
Brendan England

Shamin Hotels

STAFF

Deborah Buringa

EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGER

teri wiley
Teri Wiley

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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