NewsAugust 14, 2013

2013 ISHC Rising Star Award

Contact: Karla Smith, Director Membership Services
Phone: 404-542-0159
Press Release
ISHC and BHN Present the 2013 Rising Star Award
Recipient, Rodrigo Rizzi de Oliveira, Recognized at CHRIS
Miami, FL May 7, 2013: The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and Burba Hotel
Network (BHN) presented Rodrigo Rizzi de Oliveira with the 2013 Rising Star Award at the Caribbean
Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). Rizzi currently manages the entire Rooms Division of the
416 room and 30,000 square feet events space at the Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel, as the Rooms
Executive (Resident Manager). With his multi-lingual skills in Portuguese, Spanish and English, he
manages a staff of six managers and over two hundred employees. Rizzi is recognized, by peers and
senior management, as a leader with integrity and great character and was nominated for 2010’s
Manager of the year by Puerto Rico Tourism Associationage 2 ISHC and BHN Present the 2013 Rising Star Award
For Immediate Release

The Rising Star Award was created in 2011 by the ISHC, in collaboration with BHN, to recognize
emerging leadership talent in the Caribbean from the hospitality industry. The award is presented
annually at CHRIS. Award criteria require that a nominee be under 35 years of age, be currently working
and living in the Caribbean and have a minimum of two of the most recent five years hospitality
experience living and working in the Caribbean.
About ISHC
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is a professional organization of 200 members
with work experience in over 60 countries. Membership in ISHC is by invitation only and members are
viewed as leaders in their respective areas of expertise. And with over 40 different areas of specialty
expertise represented within the organization, ISHC represents a one of a kind collection of experience
and expertise worldwide in the hospitality industry. The 2013 year commemorates a special milestone
for ISHC, as it marks the 25th anniversary of ISHC since its founding in 1988. Additional information
about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism
investment community. With more than two decades of experience, more than 100 events completed
to-date, and nearly 80,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events
for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest
trends. The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN
produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world