Dear Participants of the “ 2nd Latin America Hotel Expansion Summit”
Lnoppen hosted the 2nd Latin America Hotel Expansion Summit on February 22nd and 23rd at the Double Tree Cariari in Costa Rica.
I would like to express my gratitude for your participation in Lnoppen’s “2nd Latin America Hotel Expansion Summit ”. It was a great pleasure meeting you at the conference, and seeing the vibrant interactions that took place on site. We were honored to host parties flying in not only from Latin America but also from Europe and USA, to discuss the current situation how we can work together to create a beneficial future for the hotel industry in the region.
During the conference, over 20 eminent speakers shared numerous presentations and their visions with the delegates and provided during 3 discussion panels the most valuable insight and opinions to answer questions regarding the hotel and hospitality industry, as well as the financing of hotel projects. Both domestic and international experts evaluated current conditions, analyzed strengths & weaknesses and emphasized opportunities to develop the market further.
I would like to start by thanking Colliers and STR for being our Knowledge Supporters.
Furthermore I want to thank to our Chairman Raul Calvet – CEO – Calvet & Asociados for chairing this conference.
Moreover, my deepest thanks and appreciations to the speakers and panelists for their tireless contributions, exclusive knowledge, expert insight, and unique presentations:
➢ Gustavo Alvarado – Director Touristic Management – Instituto Costarricense del Turismo
➢ Sofia Calderon – Partner – Deloitte
➢ Stefania Maroso – Central & South America Development Director – STR
➢ Bary Roberts – Former Vice Minister – Presidency of the Republic, Costa Rica
➢ Guillermo Yasutake – Business Development Director – Grupo Presidente
➢ Xavier Rueda / José Luis Egas – National Investment Director / Adviser to Minister – Ecuador Ministry of Tourism
➢ Alexander Martinez – SAC DEngineering, Project Manager Central America & Caribbean – LG
➢ Monica Artigas – Development Director Latin America – La Quinta Inn
➢ Marcello Natera – Managing Director – Salto Systems
➢ Julio Ducdoc – CEO – Rochester Hotels
➢ Estuardo del Valle / Randy Rockbrand – General Manager / Director of Operations – Rio Perdido Hotel
➢ André Obiol – President – Comisersa
➢ Guillermo Von Breymann – Advisory Board Member – Colliers
➢ Gustavo Ripol – Partner – Leisure Partners
➢ Cristian Roberts – President – Prime
➢ Roger Shaeffer – CFO – Latam Hotel Corp
➢ Jorge Ordoñez – HVAC Systems and Applications Leader Central & South America- Trane
➢ Piro Hernandez – Senior Development Director Latin America – World Hotels
➢ Andres Sanchez – Corporate Development Director – GHL Hotels
➢ Mario Carbone – Development Director Latin America – Hilton
➢ Javier Navarro – General Manager – Latam Hotel Corp
➢ Jose Matheu – Chief Development Officer – Palladium
➢ Baldemar Romo – International IT Director – Apple Leisure Group
➢ Felip Boyero – Managing Director Americas – Room Mate Hotels
➢ Louis Alicea – Senior Director, Development – Wyndham Hotel Group
➢ Rodrigo Tsutsumi – Regional Director – Preferred Hotels
Their presentations and insights spoke to the heart of the main issues facing the sector and their eagerness to build the industry is commendable.
Last but not least, I want to thank all our sponsors: LG, TRANE, COLCHONES JIRON, SALTO SYSTEMS, NVT PHYBRIDGE, TROX, BELIMO, MITEL, ASSA ABLOY – for their contributions to the event.
Again, thank you for your valuable participation, I have no doubt that your presence and involvement directly contributed to the overall success of this meaningful event. We will keep you abreast of our upcoming industry events and I am earnestly looking forward to meeting with you again.
Mariana Gomez | Conference Producer | Lnoppen Latin America