BHA is a non-profit, non-government organization and Belize’s oldest private sector tourism organization.

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About Our Association

The Belize Hotel Association (BHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization and Belize’s oldest private sector tourism organization. Its membership is comprised primarily of accommodation providers including hotels, resorts, lodges, condominiums, educational facilities and home-stays with allied members including tour operators and ancillary businesses that service the hospitality industry.

The BHA works diligently to support the sustainable growth of member hotels and the tourism industry in Belize through global marketing initiatives, private and public sector partnerships and training opportunities aimed at increased standards and professional service.

Above all, the BHA is committed to ensuring that visitors Belize receive quality service at a fair price

Mission & Vision

The Belize Hotel Association encourages and supports the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts, national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities.

Directors & Staff

Ted Tejada


Teodoro Tejada – GM – Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel and President of the Belize Hotel Association.

In 2000 Mr. Tejada completed his Bachelor’s degree, in Business Administration, from the University of Belize. He immediately started his career at The Radisson Hotel where he worked as an intern in the accounting Department for three months. Soon after his internship, Mr. Tejada was employed at the Princess Hotel where he worked for six years in different capacities. In the summer of 2006, Mr. Tejada moved to the Best Western Biltmore Plaza as the Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2008, Mr. Tejada received an opportunity to work as the Director of Sales and Marketing and Assistant GM, at the Best Western Seven Oaks Inn in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He enjoyed the opportunities Canada provided, but Mr. Tejada believed that he could contribute more in Belize, in the industry that he loves, which is Tourism. In 2014, Ted, as he is widely known, returned to Belize to manage the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza, a position he currently holds.

In June of 2017 Mr. Tejada was elected as President of the Belize Hotel Association. That same year he was also selected to serve on the Airlift Committee and Economic Development Council of Belize. Mr. Tejada also serves as on the board of Sunrise Rotary, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Tejada has also served on several boards namely The Breakfast Club of Regina, The Eastview Rotary Club, and The Hotel Association of Regina in different capacities.

Sandra van Noord

Vice President

Originally from Belgium, Sandra van Noord moved to Belize in 2000. Together with her husband, she built a beautiful Resort called Portofino Beach Resort, located 6 Miles North of San Pedro town.

Sandra is very active in the tourism industry and has a passion for promoting beautiful Belize and our BHA members.

Since 2009 Sandra has been on the Board of the Belize Hotel Association. The first 4 years, she served as a Director and presently she is holding the position of Vice President for the past for 5 years.

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