California Hotel & Lodging Association Announces 2022 Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, California., November 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA) elected its 2022 Board of Directors at its annual meeting on November 18, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Tom patton, CHA (Managing Director / Partner, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara) replaces the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CHLA 2022, with Bijal Patel (CEO and Senior Partner, Coast Redwood Hospitality) becoming immediate Past President. Patton will be supported by the vice president Hee won Lim (General Manager, Pacific Palms Hotel) and Secretary / Treasurer, Dhruv Patel (President and Chief Operating Officer, Ridgemont Hospitality).

“As strong leaders representing the California the accommodation industry, the CHLA Board of Directors continues to work hard to ensure the safety of our employees and guests as we strive to recover from the pandemic, ”said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, CHLA President and Chief Executive Officer. “There is still a long way to go, but the leadership of the CHLA will continue to be a driving force in California. “

The council also voted to add Kristi allen (Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions & Investments), Matt Humphreys (Regional Vice President and General Manager, Hyatt Regency San Francisco) and Perry patel (Partner, BPR Hotels) as new members of the board of directors and renew the mandates of nine members of the board of directors whose mandates are about to expire.

These members are:

  • Bimal Patel, Concept Hotels
  • Wes tyler, CHA, Chancellor Hotel
  • Pam ryan, Hostel at the Mission, San Juan Capistrano
  • Chip rogers, American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Daniel Kuperschmid, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  • Michelle millar, University of San Francisco
  • Michael pace, InterContinental Mark Hopkins SF
  • Terri haack, Terranea Resort
  • Nicolas hockman, Disneyland Resort Hotels

Outgoing Council members include Elvin Lai (Owner, Ocean Park Inn) and Scott VandenBerg (Former General Manager, Hyatt Regency Sacramento).

Responding to the strong attendance from the board, Mohrfeld said, “I would like to welcome the new board members and thank the executives for their continued dedication and commitment to the industry. I am excited to see how the Board of Directors and members of CHLA can help continue the industry recovery in 2022. “

About the California Hotel and Lodging Association
The California Hotel and Lodging Association is the premier resource and advocate for California over 6,000 hotels, motels and boutique inns employing more than 235,000 workers. CHLA, established in 1893, is the largest association in the state accommodation industry in the country and is a partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. For more information, visit

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SOURCE La California Hotel & Lodging Association

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