Greg Bohan (3rd from left) and panelists at HVS CHICOS Conference. Parris Jordan, Conference Organizer and Chair second from right — Photo by Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Gregory T. Bohan, MS, Instructor in the Hosptality & Tourism Management Program at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business moderated a high-profile panel discussion at the HVS CHICOS (Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference & Operations Summit) conference held on November 10 and 11 at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Conference was attended by several hundred active financiers, owners, developers and operators of  hotels and resorts throughout the Caribbean. Mr. Bohan's panel consisted of the following:

Federico Sanchez-Ortiz, President & Chief Executive Officer of Interlink Group (resort developer)

Jose Suarez, President - International Hospitality Enterprises (resort owner/operator)

Luis D. Muniz Martinez - Deputy Executive Director - Puerto Rico Tourism Company (Puerto Rico Government Official)

Tony Larino, Managing Director - Rockwood Capital (resort investor)

The panel focused on the challenges facing the hotel and resort market in Puerto Rico at present (Zika virus outbreak, economic woes of the Commonweath of Puerto Rico) and the outlook for the historically strong and vibrant hotel and resort market to maintain it's long-term robust performance levels.

The HVS CHICOS conference is conducted and sponsored annually by HVS International and is attended by key executives from all facets of the hospitality and tourism industries in the Caribbean as well as lenders, developers and other active market participants from around the world.

Stella Quintero
Instructor, Hospitality & Tourism Management - Florida Atlantic University
(561) 297-3666
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

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