Deal of the Year Awards
The nomination period for the CHRIS Development of the Year and Transaction of the Year for the 2017 calendar year is now closed. The winners were announced at CHRIS on May 18, 2018.
Development of the Year
The CHRIS Development of the Year Award recognizes a newly built, redeveloped, or repositioned hotel or resort that opened in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The winner of the Development of the Year 2017 Award is Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Transaction of the Year
The CHRIS Transaction of the Year recognizes a hotel or resort in which more than a 50% ownership stake has been acquired (transaction closed) in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The winner of the Transaction of the Year 2017 award is Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
Rising Star Award
This award, created by ISHC in conjunction with CHRIS, recognizes an emerging leader, age 35 and under, currently living and working in the Caribbean. The nomination period for the Rising Star Award Caribbean is now closed. Saul Nunez Tirado, General Manager of Zoëtry Montego Bay received the Rising Star Award Caribbean at CHRIS on May 18, 2018.