Jim Chester was appointed General Manager of Bahia Resort Hotel in 2018. Mr. Chester originally joined Evans Hotels as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in July 2009. The following year, he was promoted to the Director of Food and Beverage for both of Evans Hotels' Mission Bay properties, the Catamaran as well as the Bahia Resort Hotel.
Prior to joining Evans Hotels, Mr. Chester served as the Director of Food and Beverage for the AAA Four Diamond DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country from 2004 to 2009. He has also worked as the General Manager of Viansa Winery in Sonoma, and originally began his career in hospitality with the successful ownership and operation of two Domino's Pizza franchises for nearly a decade.
Mr. Chester is an alumnus of University of Alabama-Huntsville and earned a Gold Key Award for "Hotel Leader of the Year" from the San Diego County Hotel and Motel Association in 2015. An active member in the community, he currently 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.