The SAHIC Awards have been instituted to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the Hospitality Industry in the Latin American region.

Winners 2018


SAHIC Deal of the Year Award

SAHIC recognizes the signature of the significant acquisition of Atton Hotels by AccorHotels and Group Algeciras. Accepting the award on behalf of AccorHotels was Mr.Patrick Mendes, CEO South America, AccorHotels.


SAHIC Best New Hotel or Mixed-Use Hotel Development of the Year Award

The Best New hotel of the Year Award went to Palácio Tangará SãoPaulo, Brazil. Accepting the award on behalf of GTIS Partners, was Maristella Val Diniz, Managing Director, GTIS Partners. The magnificent opening of the Palácio Tangará is a milestone in the São Paulo hotel scene, setting new standards of luxury in an architectural heritage landmark.


SAHIC Hotelier of the Year Award

The 2018 Hotelier of the Year Award went to Mr. Jorge Londoño, President at GHL Hotels, in recognition to his professional track record and his invaluable support for the development of the hospitality industry in Latin America. Accepting the award on behalf of Mr. Londoño was Andrés Sanchez, Director of Development GHL Hotels.


Special Recognition

SAHIC extended a special recognition to ProColombia. In recognition of their invaluable contribution to the attraction of foreign investment to Colombia and the promotion of Colombia as a tourism destination, with amazing results that led the country to occupy the podium of the South American countries receiving more international tourists for the first time in history. Accepting the award on behalf of ProColombia, Juliana Gomez Pelaez, Foreign Direct Investor Director at ProColombia.

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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.