Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association: About Us
Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association (SYVHA) was formed in 2010. It is comprised of 32 member hotels in the communities of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Buellton and Ballard to administer funds collected by the Santa Ynez Valley Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) promoting overnight stays and economic vitality in the region—utilizing multi-faceted strategies of advertising, publicity, promotions, education, networking and community grants. Official SYVHA Community Grant Awards applications are accepted from Santa Ynez Valley non-profit organizations throughout the year and awards are made five times per year for events that can attract overnight visitors mid-week. Click here to download a PDF copy of the SYVHA Community Grants Application.
Click here to download a copy of the Solvang & Santa Ynez Valley Visitor Guide.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the Santa Ynez Valley Facilities Fact Sheet.
Members of the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association 2010-12 Board of Directors are:
President Mike Hendrick (Santa Ynez Valley Marriott; Buellton)
Secretary Linda Johansen (King Frederik Inn, Solvang and Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn, Buellton)
Treasurer Douglas Ziegler (Santa Ynez Inn, Santa Ynez)
Jim Colvin (Hotel Corque, Solvang)
Bent Olsen (Solvang Inn & Cottages; Solvang)
Jessy Osehan (Hamlet Inn, Solvang)
Christine Forsythe (Ballard Inn & Restaurant, Ballard)
SYVHA board meetings are open to the public and generally held on the first Thursday of each month at 9:00am at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton.
For more information about the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association, please contact:
Mary Harris, Executive Director, SYVHA
Post Office Box 633, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone: 805- 325-3528 or
For Media/PR Inquiries:
Laura Kath, Media Relations Director,
Phone: 805-344-1717 or
Past Press Releases:
SYVHA Hearst Shuttle Bus Debuts
SYVHA Announces 2012 Grant Recipients