The mission of the Calgary Hotel Association (CHA) is to support our membership by stewarding communication and awareness-building programs, engaging in advocacy, and cultivating meaningful partnerships.

kevin yates.

Hotel Manager, grey eagle resort and casino

Kevin Yates was born in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Red Deer with his family at the age of 8 years old. His hospitality experience started when he was 18 years old, as the youngest Real Estate agent in Red Deer Alberta. After going back to school for Sales & Marketing at SAIT, Kevin decided to get directly involved in the Tourism and Hotel Industry. 

Kevin’s experience in the industry includes 12 years with Will Inn’s Limited/Deerfoot Inn & Casino. He has entertained a variety of roles from Food and Beverage, Sales and Marketing, Catering and Hotel Operations for properties in central Alberta. Kevin expanded his career over the next 6 years with Brand Hotels working at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort.  In his first Hotel General Manager position, Kevin spent 3 years with Service Plus Inns & Suites Calgary, and he currently resides at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, continuing 4 years as the Hotel General Manager.

Kevin is an acting board member with the SKAL Calgary Club, and a member of the Calgary West Rotary Club, and is excited to bring his own unique perspective to the Calgary Hotel Association Board.  He has also participated as a Big Brother with Big Brother & Sisters Calgary for 4 years.

He has 2 young daughters ages 2 and 4, with a third child (boy) on the way!