LATAM e-News – April 2018
Who is Who: Carlos Achong
Who is Who
Regional Director, South America, Best Western
Carlos Achong is the Regional Director for Best Western Hotels & Resorts in South America, with its operational base in Lima, Peru. Its main objective is to develop the brand within South America with the 11 flags that the hotel network has.
He is a Mathematician, graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and later does his Hotel Management in England.
He started his hotel career with Hilton in Venezuela, covering the positions of IT Manager and later Operations Director. Next, the hotel division of Carnival Cruise Lines, which was later transferred to Wyndham, is contracted for the start-up of its hotel as Resident Manager in Venezuela.
He was a Partner of Horwath International and covered the area of Venezuela and Central America to perform operational audits and feasibility studies.
He managed a Best Western hotel in Caracas and grew the presence of the brand to have 10 hotels. In 2012 he was appointed Regional Director for Best Western Hotels & Resorts for South America.
It is noteworthy that under his management he managed to have the first and only hotel certified in its entirety with ISO 9001 in Venezuela.
Carlos Achong is currently Vice President of the AmCham Tourism Committee in Peru and is actively working with the government to present a tax incentive plan for tourism in that country.