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


Winners 2018

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Submit your Candidate

You can participate in SAHIC Awards by proposing your candidate.

Download the form by clicking the button under each category and submit it before July 31 2019 to mcababie@sahic.com

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Judges

Our judges panel is comprised by leaders with a proven track record in the hospitality industry.

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Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder, SAHIC

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Jose Koechlin

Founder & Chairman Inkaterra

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Jonathan Worsley

Chairman Bench Events

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Maribel Rodriguez

Regional Director, Southern Europe & Latin America WTTC

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Ted Middleton

Senior Vice President, Latin America & the Caribbean, Hilton

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Salo Smaletz

Vice President Development Latin America, InterContinental Hotels Group – IHG

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Laurent de Kousemaeker

Chief Development Officer Caribbean & Latin American Region, Marriott International & Ritz-Carlton

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Patrick Mendes

Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels South America

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Graciana Garcia Iribarne

Strategic Advisor, SAHIC

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Patricia Boo

Area Director Central & South America, STR

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Abel Castro

Senior Vice President Business Development & Investor Relations, South America, AccorHotels

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Camilo Bolaños

Vice President of Development & Real Estate, Latin America & the Caribbean, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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Rogerio Basso

Principal Investment Officer - Head of Tourism, IDB Invest

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Juan Corvinos Solans

Vice President Development, Latin America & The Caribbean,Hilton

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Ricardo Mader Rodrigues

Managing Director of Advisory and Asset Management Services for the Americas Region, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

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