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
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.
Prior to retirement in June of 2013, Barbara resided in the United States for over 43 years with her husband, Evan Hall. In 2009, Barbara and Evan embarked on a dream of returning to and investing in Belize. They are the owners of A Belizean Nirvana, a boutique hotel in Placencia Village that opened its doors in September 2011. Evan and Barbara now reside in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District. Barbara has been serving as a Director on the BHA Board since 2013.