Above: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization will be co-hosting the third-annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in November.
The summit, which will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the Dominican Republic, represents a partnership between the longstanding Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference and HVS’ CHICOS event.
“With our strength in appealing to the leading investors, developers and brands in the Caribbean and with CHTA and CTO’s ability to gather the region’s governmental and private sector leadership, our partnership for CHICOS is truly the perfect marriage,” said Parris E. Jordan, managing director of HVS in the Caribbean and executive director of the CHICOS conference.
CHICOS was first launched by HVS in 2011, bringing together investors and operators from the region and abroad.
This year’s conference will focus on international investment in the Caribbean.
“CHICOS will now certainly become a bigger, stronger conference with our three organizations working together,” said Richard Doumeng, president of the CHTA. “With CHTA, CTO and HVS combined, CHICOS will serve the industry as the official and leading hospitality and tourism investment conference for the Caribbean region.”
The event will be held Nov. 7-8.