GHRA elects 2021 board of directors

Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (PNC file photo)
The Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 Board of Directors’ election.
Elected to serve a two-year term representing the Hotelier Chapter were Ms. Sophia Chu Wigsten, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Guam and Mr. Nick Song, General Manager, Westin Resort Guam Elected to serve a two-year term representing the Restaurateur Chapter was Mr. Frank Kenney, General Manager, Jamaican Grill and Elected to serve a two-year term representing the Allied Industry Chapter was Mr. Jim Herbert, General Manager, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods.
Holdover directors for the 2021 term include Ms. Marie Guerrero, CEO, B&G Pacific LLC Three Squares Restaurant, Mr. Sudipta Basu, General Manager, Guam Plaza Plaza Resort, Mr. Dean Huntsman, General Manager, Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Mr. Bartley A. Jackson, President and Owner, Hotel Santa Fe Guam, and Mr. Tae Oh, Owner, Vantage Advertising.
The primary purposes of GHRA are to promote the highest standards of service and quality in the hotels and restaurants on Guam, advocate just legislation and governmental regulations governing the conduct of business, improve business-community relations through positive interactions with Guam’s citizenry, and publicize the value and benefits of the island’s visitor industry to the territory’s economy. GHRA is a private, non-profit trade association, which began in 1972, with a small group of hoteliers. GHRA later revised its bylaws to include restaurants and allied members. Today the association has 323 member organizations with nearly 9,000 guest rooms and over 15,000 employees.
GHRA strives to be an active corporate citizen in the community. In this spirit GHRA gives scholarships in the visitor industry trade, provides training and educational opportunities, provides monthly statistical reports, and hosts the annual Tourism Cup, the Pacific Hotel & Restaurant Exposition, and other special events. For more information, contact GHRA at 649-1447, email at or visit us online at