VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA) launched a new member-benefit package — created in response to members’ feedback — to its board of directors at its November meeting.

“We are committed to providing our members with increased value and benefits to assist them in operating their properties,” says James Chase, CEO of BCHA. “Developing programs with leading suppliers that offer specific savings and additional value is one of the ways we believe our members can be more successful — particularly those who don’t have a large brand or management company negotiating on their behalf.”

New programs announced at the meeting include key business needs such as payment processing, insurance, payroll, natural gas and ATMs; FF&E, such as case-goods, linens, mattresses and seating; and operational supplies, including cleaning products, pool chemicals, lighting, coffee and coffee equipment, printing and key cards.

Jason Cheskes, president of Above the Line Solutions, will be assisting the BCHA with overseeing the program and its partnership with suppliers.

The BCHA will conduct a member-purchasing survey following the launch of its new benefit program in order to determine additional services and products from which BCHA members can benefit.


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