Bahia Resort Hotel appoints Jim Chester as general manager

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
09 January 2019 | Updated 09 January 2019

US: Bahia Resort Hotel, located in San Diego’s coastal Mission Bay neighbourhood, has announced Jim Chester as its new general manager.

Previously serving as the company's director of food and beverage for nearly a decade, Chester will now oversee daily operations for the 313-room bayside resort in his new role.

He said: "The Bahia Resort Hotel has been a key member of the Mission Bay community since the 1950s, and I am honoured to be selected as the leader of our dedicated managers and team members. I look forward to building upon the Bahia's legacy, while continuing to create memories for our guests and the community."

Chester was brought on by Evans Hotels, the family-owned hospitality company comprised of the Bahia Resort Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, in July of 2009 where he began his career with Evans as the Director of Food and Beverage of the Catamaran and then a year later was promoted to Director of Food and Beverage of both the Catamaran and the Bahia. 

Prior to joining Evans Hotels, Chester served as the Director of Food and Beverage of the AAA Four Diamond DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country from 2004 to 2009. Before that he was a General Manager for Viansa Winery in Sonoma. Chester began his career in the hospitality industry with the successful ownership and operation of two Domino's Pizza franchises for nearly a decade.

Chester is a University of Alabama - Huntsville alum and earned a Gold Key Award for "Hotel Leader of the Year" from the San Diego County Hotel and Motel Association in 2015. During his spare time, Chester volunteers as a mentor at Mount Miguel High School's Academy of Hospitality and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Discover Pacific Beach.

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