Parris Jordan, an HVS Managing Director and the Chairman of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit, enthusiastically announces that the 10th anniversary edition of CHICOS, scheduled for November 12–13, 2020, will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt in the highly praised Baha Mar resort complex in Nassau, Bahamas. “It’s a thrill for us to celebrate this monumental event, our 10th anniversary celebration of the conference, back where it all started, in the Bahamas,” says Jordan. “We have been so fortunate over the years to experience our conference throughout the most diverse and attractive region of the world, and to now host our hospitality developers and lodging companies at the new Baha Mar, back in the Bahamas where I’ve had the pleasure of living for four years, is meaningful to me personally and to the loyal CHICOS attendees and advisory board members.”
Planning partner for CHICOS 2020 is the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, which will showcase the island nation as a viable tourism development, advancing strong potential investment interest from targeted companies, & increasing awareness of various tourism investment opportunities. Bahamas Minister of Tourism the Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar notes “The Bahamas was given the privilege of hosting the inaugural CHICOS Conference ten years ago. We are excited that Baha Mar will be the home of CHICOS 2020. We anticipate showcasing the myriad investment opportunities available in The Islands Of The Bahamas, and we look forward to welcoming to the 10th anniversary edition of CHICOS, everyone who has a stake in tourism and hospitality in our region.”
With over 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 unique island destinations, the Bahamas lie just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, allowing for an easy escape for travelers arriving from the U.S.; arrival from Canada is also convenient by traveling on Air Canada or WestJet. The Bahamas offer world-class fishing, diving, and boating opportunities, as well as thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and beaches. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram to see why “It’s Better in The Bahamas.”
The Baha Mar development is a 1,000-acre resort development on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, close to the capital, Nassau. Baha Mar includes three hotels totaling 2,200 rooms, 284 private residences, a 100,000-square-foot casino, a 30,000-square-foot spa, and a Jack Niklaus-designed Tournament Players Club golf course. Groundbreaking for this development took place in 2011, as the resort was to have opened in 2015; however, as a result of investor and financial difficulties, and with new owners in place, Baha Mar officially opened with one hotel at first, the Grand Hyatt, in 2017.
“We encourage our attendees to come early and stay late because the Bahamas, and Baha Mar in particular, offer so much activity and recreation, as well as investment opportunity,” adds Jordan.