CHRIS Deal of the Year Awards



CHRIS Development of the Year 2021
The CHRIS Development of the Year Award recognizes a newly built, redeveloped, or repositioned (after significant product renovations and/or enhancements) hotel that opened, reopened, or completed their repositioning in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Development nominations are reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by the CHRIS Development of the Year Award Committee to determine the three finalists. The finalists’ information is then reviewed and voted on by delegates of CHRIS to determine the winner, whom will be announced at CHRIS on May 17, 2022. Nominations were due by Friday, March 18, 2022.




CHRIS Transaction of the Year 2020-2021
The CHRIS Transaction of the Year Award recognizes hotel(s) and/or resort(s) in which more than a 50 percent ownership stake has been acquired (transaction closed) in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Transaction nominations are reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by the CHRIS Transaction of the Year Award Committee to determine the three finalists. The finalists’ information is then reviewed and voted on by delegates of CHRIS to determine the winner, whom will be announced at CHRIS on May 17, 2022. Nominations were due by Friday, March 18, 2022.


Rising Star Award

This award, created by ISHC in conjunction with CHRIS, recognizes an emerging leader, age 35 and under, currently living and working in the Caribbean.

The nomination period is now closed. Nominations were due on or before midnight Eastern Time on March 2, 2022.

Rising Star Award Judging Panel

Jorge Apaez, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Jose Carlos Azcarraga, Grupo Posadas
Larry Cuculic, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Mike Deitemeyer, Aimbridge Hospitality
Danny Hughes, Hilton
John Issa, SuperClubs
Vanessa Ledesma, CHTA
Heather McCrory, Accor
Alejandro Reynal, Apple Leisure Group
Bruce Wardinski, Playa Hotels & Resorts