NewsJanuary 20, 2015

2015 Rising Star Award Caribbean – Accepting Nominations

Contact: Karla Smith, Director Membership Services
Phone: 404-542-0159Press Release

Atlanta, GA (January 20, 2015): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) has announced they are accepting nominations for the Rising Star Award Caribbean. This will be the fifth year the two organizations have joined together to recognize emerging talent in the Caribbean region.

Nominees must be 35 years of age or younger, have a minimum of five years in a hospitality-related field with at least one year with the current hotel or company, be recognized by leaders in the hotel or hospitality company as a rising star, currently work and live in the Caribbean and have a minimum of two of the most recent five years’ hospitality experience living and working in the Caribbean. The CHRIS Conference will be held in Miami, FL April 27-28, 2015 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami.

To download a nomination form, click here or visit and select the Awards section under About ISHC. Nominations must be submitted by midnight February 13, 2015 to Karla Smith, Director Membership Services ISHC, Please note that all candidates need to be nominated by another person from within their organization or someone with direct work experience with the nominee.


About ISHC
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at

CHRIS is the Caribbean’s most important hotel and tourism investment conference. The conference immediately precedes a second important event, the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference. The back-to-back nature of the two events provides a venue for the hotel investment community that is interested not only in the Caribbean, but also in Latin America, to conduct their business while in Miami.

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With almost three decades of experience, nearly 120 events completed to-date, and over 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.

BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London.

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.