About Us

Mission Statement

To promote the interests of our members through advocacy, education, and partnerships and advance Miami as the visitor's destination of choice.

Welcome to the official website of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA).

At the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, we believe that when we act collectively, we're most effective in mobilizing our combined resources to promote our members' interest and effect change. Our goal is to improve the overall quality of the "Miami Experience" for all. We educate our members to understand and work with their governmental leaders as a group. Our educational institutions provide us with qualified hospitality interns and graduates. Through a concerted approach, we enhance our members' abilities to optimize their customers' experience, and as a result, we improved the overall quality of our destination - Greater Miami and the Beaches!

Our members include more than 180 hotels and 250 allied businesses located across Miami-Dade County. Our calendar of events includes our monthly hotelier's breakfast series, monthly networkers and industry luncheons featuring the top leaders in our industry to share with you the business trends that we need to be aware of to increase and enhance our business.

The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association is committed to the advancement of sustainable hospitality practices within our industry. The GMBHA has developed a council of industry experts that offer guidance and support. To learn more, please visit our Sustainable Hospitality Council web page.

Wendy Kallergis

President & CEO's Message

At GMBHA, we believe that when we act collectively, we're most   effective in mobilizing our combined resources to promote our members' interests and effect change. Our goal is to improve the overall quality of the "Miami experience" for all. We educate our members to understand and work with their governmental leaders as a group. Our educational institutions provide us with internship programs, information about global conferences that focus on sustainable institutions, and industry trends. Through a concerted approach, we enhance our members' abilities to optimize their customers' experience, and as a result, we improve the overall quality of our destination - Miami!

Be sure to check out GMBHA Blog I share with you my daily adventures and let me know how I can promote and assist you to grow your business and support your community

Chairman's Message

Join us in welcoming our 2018-2019 Chairman of the Board, Alex Tonarelli, Managing Director, Loews Miami Beach Hotel!

Thank you to all of the GMBHA Members committed to enhancing and enriching our industry and the one-of-a-kind destination we call home. As 2018-2019 Chair, I look forward to collaborating with Wendy Kallergis and our fellow Board Members on ways to further enhance the value of your GMBHA membership, in addition to highlighting the many ways we can serve as a resource, partner and advocate for our hospitality community.  With our current passionate group of Board of Directors, and the addition of new Board Members, we remain committed to supporting our industry via community involvement, education and at the legislative level.  Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to a successful year of GMBHA activity.

Alex Tonarelli

The GMBHA Team

Adison Heyne
Membership Sales Manager, Educational Development & Outreach
adison@gmbha.com 

Faheemah Garzon
Marketing & Events Manager
faheemah@gmbha.com

Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 500
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone 305 531 3553/ Fax 786-272-2876