NewsJune 9, 2022

Rising Star Award Caribbean presented to Alisteer Nelson at CHRIS

Miami — May 27, 2022The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) in partnership with Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) presented Alisteer Nelson, Director of Sales of the Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in St. Lucia, with the prestigious Rising Star Award Caribbean.

ISHC CEO Andrea Belfanti remarked, “We could not be more pleased to award Alisteer with the Rising Star Award! He is impressive, professional and dedicated to the hospitality industry. We are thankful for our partnership with CHRIS to recognize young talent in the Caribbean.”

The BHN Group’s COO Jonathon S. Zink commented, “Honoring a rising star is always a highlight of CHRIS, because it is synonymous with the industry’s future. Alisteer’s passion is inspiring, and he is a dynamic ambassador for the Caribbean, St. Lucia, and Marigot Bay. On behalf of CHRIS, very best wishes to Alisteer on his journey to the top.” 

“Alisteer is the consummate service professional who is driven by an unmatched passion and the highest level of excellence in all his endeavors. He has a forward-thinking mindset and consistently acts strategically for the greatest impact,” according to Matthias Hohner, Regional Commercial Director for the AMR Collection who nominated Alisteer for the award.

This is the twelfth year ISHC and CHRIS have collaborated to recognize young, talented leadership in the Caribbean region. Alisteer was presented the award in Miami during plenary session of the CHRIS conference.

Nominations for the award were required to meet the following criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger, born on or after May 18, 1986
  • Is currently, and has been, working in a hospitality-related field
  • Is recognized by leaders in the hospitality field as a rising star
  • Is currently living and working in the Caribbean with a minimum of two years experience in the market

Respected executives from across the Caribbean reviewed a shortlist of nomination forms of outstanding candidates before voting on the winner.


For more information:
Lauren Marshall
Director of Membership & Marketing
+1 678.735.9453

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

About Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)

Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (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. CHRIS and HOLA are produced by Northstar Travel Group in association with The BHN Group.

About Northstar Travel Group (

Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. The company produces 80+ face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry.

About The BHN Group

The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 160 events completed to-date, and in excess of 110,000 international delegates, these conferences attract industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of 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 Singapore; HICAP UPDATE; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney.