Elvin Lai


President & CEO, Ocean Park Inn Hotel

Elvin Lai is a fourth-generation owner-operator of the 71-room Ocean Park Inn hotel in Pacific Beach, which was reimagined for a spring 2021 debut. He is the immediate past president of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association and played a leading role in establishing the Pacific Beach Clean and Safe program. He is a serial entrepreneur, with four different businesses in three different sectors.

A graduate of the University of San Diego, Lai’s greatest passions are building relationships, supporting the growth of our tourism industry and working to better our community for future generations. Lai is active on several boards throughout San Diego, including Mayor Todd Gloria’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Advisory Board, San Diego Convention Center Corporation and the Asian Business Association of San Diego, among others.