Deal of the Year Awards

The nomination period for the CHRIS Development of the Year and Transaction of the Year for the 2018 calendar year is now open. Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2019.


Development of the Year 2018
The CHRIS Development of the Year Award recognizes a newly built, redeveloped, or repositioned (after significant product renovations and/or enhancements) hotel opened, reopened, or completed their repositioning in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Development nominations are reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by the CHRIS Development of the Year Award Committee to determine the three finalists. The finalists’ information is then reviewed and voted on by delegates of CHRIS to determine the winner, whom will be announced at CHRIS on May 23, 2019.



Transaction of the Year 2018
The CHRIS Transaction of the Year Award recognizes a hotel or resort in which more than a 50 percent ownership stake has been acquired (transaction closed) in the Caribbean region between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Transaction nominations are reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by the CHRIS Transaction of the Year Award Committee to determine the three finalists. The finalists’ information is then reviewed and voted on by delegates of CHRIS to determine the winner, whom will be announced at CHRIS on May 23, 2019.


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 open. Please submit your completed nomination form on or before midnight EST on 7 March 2019 for consideration.
Saul Nunez Tirado, General Manager of Zoëtry Montego Bay received the Rising Star Award Caribbean at CHRIS on May 18, 2018.