Pictured left to right: Alessandro Colantonio, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Capital Markets – Gencom | Kevin Dallas, CEO - Bermuda Tourism Authority | Parris Jordan, Chairman – CHICOS | The Honorable Premier of Bermuda E. David Burt, JP MP, and Minister of Finance and wife, Kristin Burt | The Honorable Jamahl Simmons, JP, MP, Minister of Economic Development & Tourism – Government of Bermuda | Paul Telford, Managing Director – Rosewood Bermuda — Photo by HVS

Parris Jordan, Chairman of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) announced that the 2018 edition of CHICOS is now set for November 8-9, 2018 and will be hosted at the Fairmont Southampton Resort in Bermuda.

"The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has been an exceptional partner for CHICOS and we are honored to return to the island nation in 2018," says Jordan. "The leadership of the BTA and the support of the entire hospitality community in Bermuda enables us to move forward with new and innovative perspectives and ideas.

"Our heart beats with a Caribbean rhythm," says Kevin Dallas, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. "We are honored to welcome CHICOS back and are eager to showcase Bermuda and further discussions with the hundreds of investors, bankers, lenders and other interested hospitality developers. CHICOS is a critical venue for all of us to promote continued growth."

As Jordan and the CHICOS team assemble the program contents, we can be sure of specific topics that are important to the region and are to be included in the agenda:

  • Recovery updates from the island countries impacted by last year's storms;
  • Disruptors and new paradigms for the Caribbean, off the heels of the successful sessions at last year's CHICOS event featuring executives from AirBNB and Expedia;
  • Continued interest by equity investors seeking opportunities in the region;
  • Topics concerning "diversity" in the region;
  • The significance and on-going efforts for airlift intra-and inter-Caribbean airlift to support positive tourism and development growth.

For conference news, updates and comments, follow CHICOS on Twitter @CHICOS_HVS and on LinkedIn at the CHICOS page. Please use #CHICOS2018. For conference registration and hotel information please visit www.hvschicos.com. To confirm accommodations at the CHICOS host hotel, the Fairmont Southampton, click here.


Staged by HVS, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit, CHICOS is the premier industry conference for the region. CHICOS 2017 welcomed governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors, architects and designers – all to discuss the region's markets and possibilities.

In light of the hurricanes which affected the Caribbean region in late Summer/early Fall 2017, CHICOS has made a donation to the Rotary Foundation of the Caribbean in support of relief and recovery efforts for islands impacted by the recent storms. The Rotary Foundation, which has a history of operating in the region with nations impacted by hurricanes, is working to provide impacted countries with necessities such as water, canned food, and clothing. The organization has outstanding ratings, being named by CNBC as one of the "Top 10 Charities in the World." Every dollar of the proceeds received will be donated directly to beneficiaries in the Caribbean. For more information on how to contribute to the Rotary Foundation's Caribbean relief efforts, click here.

Leora Halpern Lanz
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