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.

Karim Ismail.

General Manager Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Karim Ismail has been a proud Calgarian for 20 years and is currently the General Manager of the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. His roles in serving the Calgary community provide him with purpose and satisfaction. He joined Rotary Club of Calgary East and is actively involved with the Rotary Foundation. As Convener of the World Partnership Walk, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, he is part of attracting thousands nationally to fundraise with a focus of eliminating poverty in developing countries. In 2012, Karim was elected the Calgary Hotel Association Board of Directors as Treasurer. He is a part of the steering committee for the 100 Club at SAIT, and also a member of the Board of Directors for Tourism Calgary. Karim has enjoyed being part of an evolving City in its endeavor as a leading destination in Canada.