Introducing the CCHA
Thank you for your interest in the Chester & Cheshire Hoteliers Association.
The objective of the organisation is to be a dynamic force in the city; to influence policy making and to give hotels and guesthouses a voice.
Together we can proactively propose and drive forward ideas that will benefit the region and its accommodation providers; from lobbying CWAC on ways to improve the region, encouraging overnight visitors and increasing mid-week occupancy, to supporting Visit Chester's initiatives aimed at making Chester a must-see destination.
Furthermore, the CCHA provides information, support and a sense of unity and empowerment that many hotels and guesthouses find beneficial in these challenging times.
If you are not yet a member and would like to find out more, read about the benefits of membership or ask about joining.
Christophe Hesbert trained in Paris before coming to the UK in 2002. He has been working for ABode Hotels and Michael Caines Restaurant since 2007. After three years at ABode Exeter he moved to ABode Manchester before opening ABode Chester 2010 the flagship property of the Andrew Brownsword Hotels Collection. Christophe is also a board member of the Chester Business Club and Chester City Management.
The CCHA Executive Committee also includes:
Mark Thacker - Vice Chair
Mark Thacker is an experienced hotelier, managing many different brand including Queens Moat House, Best western, Holiday Inn and currently Crowne Plaza. Mark has been at the Crowne Plaza Chester for four years and thrives on delivering Great Hotels Guests Love.
June Smith- Treasurer
June Smith, executive member representing small hotels and guest houses, worked in the insurance industry until changing direction and taking over the Ba Ba Guest house in 1987 with her husband Bill. We also operate a self catering holiday apartment in Chester.
Philip Martin is the owner/operator of the luxury Green Bough Hotel in Chester. Philip began his career training as a Chef at the Savoy Hotel, London and was later appointed as Regional Catering Manager for ICI Guest Houses and Conference Centres, a position he held until 1992 when he became a Director of Carlton Catering Partnership, a management buyout of ICI Catering. An expert in the visitor economy, Philip has been a Director of Visit Chester and Cheshire Tourism and is a committed member of the Cheshire Business Leaders. Philip’s continued dedication to the development and skills of tomorrow’s workforce sees him Governor of West Cheshire College and Director of Cheshire Private Sector Skills Board.