The SAHIC Awards have been instituted to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the Hospitality Industry in the Latin American region.
SAHIC Deal of the Year Award
The Deal of the Year Award went to the Marriott acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide brands. Accepting the award on behalf of Marriott International was Mr. Ricardo Calo, Area Vice President Operations – Southern South America, Marriott International. SAHIC recognizes the significance of this deal that enables Marriott International to create the largest hotel group in the world.
SAHIC Best New Hotel or Mixed-Use Hotel Development of the Year Award
The Best New hotel of the Year Award went to Alvear Icon Hotel & Residences Puerto Madero located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Accepting the award on behalf of Alvear Icon Hotel & Residences Puerto Madero was David Sutton, CEO and President at Grupo Alvear. The opening of the Alvear Icon Hotel is a milestone in the Buenos Aires hotel scene. With an exquisite blend of the contemporary hotel style and the charm of Alvear service level it has already become a trademark in Puerto Madero landscape.
SAHIC Hotelier of the Year Award
The 2017 Hotelier of the Year Award went to Mr. Laurent Carrasset, Regional Managing Director at Belmond Peru, in recognition of his successful professional career and immeasurable contribution to the hospitality industry in South America. He has been a key figure in the sustained development of Belmond Peru. His commitment to maintain leading quality standards and a welfare staff show his passion for an industry that continuously grows.
SAHIC extended a special recognition to Mr. Gregg Rockett. In recognition of his successful professional career and outstanding contribution to the industry and, specially, to our conference. We were honored with his support when deciding launching a world-level hotel investment conference for Latin American. He played a key role by supporting the conference and dedicating his time to shape the event in 2008. Since then, SAHIC has grown substantially and has consolidated as the annual must-attend event. We appreciate his trust and thank him for being our mentor.
Inspirational Industry Icon
SAHIC extended a special recognition to ProColombia. In recognition of its successful and solid tradition and outstanding contribution to the industry and, specially, to our conference since the beginning as ProExport. We were honored with its support when deciding launching a world-level hotel investment conference for Latin American. Today SAHIC is already consolidated as the must- attend meeting in the region. We appreciate its trust and support from the beginning.
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Hotelier of the Year This award recognizes individuals and their professional careers, for an outstanding contribution to the industry. Criteria include how they have defined service, excellence and performance; demonstrated clear leadership and distinguishing in management style; and what they have done to promote the hotel industry within the region.
Best New Hotel or Mixed-Use Hotel Development This award recognizes the most outstanding hotel developments, whether it is a new hotel or a mixed-use hotel project. The properties should be newly built beginning operations with a maximum of 3 years of operations up to 120 days prior to SAHIC’s dates. Criteria include how they have clearly made a significant impact the market and the industry within the region; and what factors make them different from other hotels or mixed-use developments.
Deal of the Year The Deal of the year Award recognizes the most outstanding hotel deals and their leaders´ commitment over the past year, for both directly and indirectly improving Latin America’s investment and tourism climate. The Award highlights the outstanding performance in terms of returns, volume of deals, and geographical and industry reach during the year and the implied significance to changing the face of the region as a competitive international hospitality destination.
Our judges panel is comprised by leaders with a proven track record in the hospitality industry.
Laurent de Kousemaeker
Chief Development Officer Caribbean & Latin American Region, Marriott International & Ritz-Carlton
Ricardo Mader Rodrigues
Managing Director of Advisory and Asset Management Services for the Americas Region, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
Senior Vice President Business Development & Investor Relations, South America, AccorHotels