About Ottawa Gatineau hotel Association

Presidents message

President’s Message

The Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association (OGHA) is the voice of the hotel industry in Canada’s Capital Region. Currently OGHA has 49 member hotels representing over 9,300 rooms and employing close to 6000 people, most of whom are full time. Membership in OGHA is exclusively for General Managers of leading hotels, suite hotels and motels with 50 or more guest rooms  situated within the boundaries of Ontario Regional Tourism Organization 10 (defined by the Provincial Government)  or located in the City of  Gatineau, Quebec.  OGHA is governed by a voluntary 10 member Board of Directors elected by the membership.

“Our mission as an association of hoteliers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region is dedicated to enhancing industry profile, service excellence and tourism growth.”

Although the Association is made up of competing hotels, OGHA members work together on issues of public policy, membership services and charitable events to increase the profile and prosperity of the members.

On behalf of all members I would like to welcome you to experience all that our beautiful city has to offer.

Steve Ball


Destination Marketing Fee

Through a partnership with most of the Ottawa members, OGHA has developed a Destination Marketing Program that generates the necessary financial resources to support broad based destination marketing programs to attract visitors and conventions to Ottawa. Annually more than $8 million dollars is generated by this program and all of these funds are invested through Ottawa Tourism to market Ottawa as a great place to visit. The marketing expenditures are governed by a DMP Management Committee and three sub committees focused on the Convention, Travel Trade and Leisure markets. These committees are responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and reporting back on the implementation and its efficacy using performance metrics established by the Committees.