Loews Hotel
Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

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Event Date Tue May 21 ADT - Thu May 23 ADT (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue May 21 1:30pm - Thu May 23 12:30pm
Location Loews Hotel
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Region Americas

The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean's most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Join us in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a decade of experience in bringing the hotel/tourism investment community together in the Caribbean, the host of CHRIS has created a conference which is innovative, timely, and focused.

Who Attends?
Investors, Owners, Lenders, Developers, Hotel Chain/Management Company Executives, Investment Bankers, Vacation Ownership Executives, Financial Advisors, Real Estate & Financial Intermediaries, Builders, Consultants, Lawyers, Architects & Designers, Government Tourism Officials, and Media

The people you want to meet are here
The number one reason to attend CHRIS is the networking. With more than 30% of delegates holding titles like Chairman, CEO, President, and Owner, CHRIS has become the “must attend” event for leading companies with a focus on the Caribbean.


2019 Speakers


John Fareed
Managing Director, Horwath HTL

Cherie L. Jeffries
Account Executive, RCI


Gregory Milne
Chief Metrics & Impact Officer, Clinton Foundation

Jonathon S. Zink
Managing Director, BHN

James E. Burba
Co-Founder, BHN

Frank J. Comito
CEO/Director General, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

Emile Gourieux
Business Development Executive, STR

Sanjay M. Amin
Director, BCQS International

Gary Brough
Managing Director, KPMG

Daniel Gibbs
President, Collectivite de St. Martin

Diane Edwards
President, JAMPRO – Jamaica Promotions Corporation

Kamal Latham
Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority

James Bursey
CEO, Invest Turks & Caicos


Andrew Cohan
Managing Director, Horwath HTL

Javier Coll
EVP & CSO, Apple Leisure Group

Mark A. Lunt
Principal, EY

Clay Dickinson
Managing Director, JLL

Robbie Karver
Senior Manager, EY

Jennifer Jin
Vice President, CBRE Hotels

Robert MacLellan
Managing Director, MacLellan & Associates

David Larone
Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels

Liam J. Day
Managing Director, BCQS International

William P. Stadler
EVP & CIO, Aimbridge Hospitality

Tessa Jacques Antoine
President, CAIPA and Director General, CFI Haiti


Alejandro Acevedo
RVP Development, Marriott International

Justin Howe
EVP, Dart Development

Pablo J. Maturana
Director, Development CALA, Hilton

Matthias Winkler
Principal, FSC Architects

Bill Clegg
Regional Director of Development, SureStay, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Bojan Kumer
Vice President Development, Marriott International

Warren Newfield
Chairman & CEO, Tau Capital Group

Michael Register
Vice President, Development, Trust Hospitalit

Jose Carlos Azcárraga
CEO, Posadas

John Cohlan
CEO, Margaritaville Holdings

Dave Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Aimbridge Hospitality

Louis Alicea
Senior Director, Development, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Chris Barbe
Senior Vice President, dck worldwide

Rich Cortese
SVP Caribbean, Aimbridge Hospitality

Andrew Dickey
Executive Vice President, JLL

Rogerio Basso
Head of Tourism, IDB Invest

Isabel de Caires
Associate Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean

Neil Freeman
Chairman & CEO, Aries Capital

Ilan Marcoschamer
Senior Vice President, Banco Sabadell

Alessandro E. Colantonio
Executive Vice President, Gencom

Eileen Kett
SVP & General Counsel, Club Med

John Perrottet
Global Lead for Tourism, IFC/The World Bank Group

Ronald D. Sutherland
Founder & President, Hemisphere Group

Ruben Becerra
VP, Corporate Affairs & Business Development, Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Joseph Boschulte
Commissioner of Tourism, United States Virgin Islands

Sabrina Cendral
VP Marketing & Digital, Club Med Juan Corvinos, VP, Development CALA, Hilton

Brooke Meyer
Managing Partner
Caymera International

John J. Issa
Chairman, SuperClubs

Jordi Solé
President, Hotel Division, Transat

Bruce D. Wardinski
Chairman & CEO, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Alejandro “Alex” Zozaya
CEO, Apple Leisure Group

Stephen B. Facey
Chairman & CEO, PanJam Investment Limited

Francisco Gonzalez
Director of Development, Caribbean, Posadas

Fritz Paret
President, Finding Hospitality Inc.

Mathieu Sauvestre
Director of Development, North America, Club Med

Kevin Froemming
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Jenna Hackett
Global Brand Head, Tapestry, Hilton

Federico Moreno-Nickerson
Vice President of Development, Apple Leisure Group

Tom Osborn
Director, Franchise Sales & Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Oriol Gimenez
Partner, CPG Hospitality

Jared Melnik
Principal, KSL Capital Partners

Fernando Mulet
EVP, Chief Development Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Francis Muuls
EVP & Chief Asset Management & Transactions Officer, RLH Properties

Camilo Bolanos
Vice President Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Michael Morton
VP Owner Relations, Best Western Hotels

Gerald Raines
Senior Vice President, Global Location Based Experiences, Nickelodeon/Viacom International Media Networks

Terry Sanders
Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

Sandra B. Vajcs
Principal, FSC Architects


James E. Burba
Co-Founder, BHN

Kent Schwarz
EVP, Colliers International

Andrea Belfanti
Executive Director, ISHC

Jonathon S. Zink
Managing Director, BHN


Sir Royston Hopkin
KCMG, Chairman & Managing Director, Spice Island Beach Resort | Grande Anse Beach

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Patrons, Sponsors & Supporters

• Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
• Hilton
• Loews Hotels
• United States Virgin Islands

• Aimbridge Hospitality
• Apple Leisure Group
• Banco Sabadell
• BCQS International
• Best Western Hotels & Resorts
• Caymera International
• CBRE Hotels
• Club Med
• Collectivite de St. Martin
• dck worldwide
• EY
• FSC Architects
• Horwath HTL
• Hyatt Hotels Corporation
• Invest Turks and Caicos
• JAMPRO – Jamaica Promotions Corporation
• JLL Hotels & Hospitality
• Karisma Hotels & Resorts
• KSL Capital Partners
• Marriott International
• Playa Hotels & Resorts
• Posadas
• Radisson Hotel Group
• Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

• Boutique Design
• Business Travel News
• Hotel Interactive, Inc.
• Hotel News Now/STR
• Travel Weekly
• An Official International Publication of BHN
• HOTELS’ Investment Outlook

• International Tourism Partnership
• Puerto Rico Builders Association