The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) elected a new slate of officers at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), held July 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The officers will be led by Emil Lee, general manager of Princess Heights Hotel in St.Maarten, who was sworn in as president of CHTA during the AGM. Lee is the first person from St. Maarten to be elected to the association’s highest post. Lee and the officers will serve the membership of CHTA for the 2014-16 biennium.
The five Vice Presidents and Treasurer to serve under Lee are as follows:
1st Vice President – Karolin Troubetzkoy, president, St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association and owner and executive director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
2nd Vice President – Stuart Bowe, president, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and senior vice president and general manager of Coral Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
3rd Vice President – Karen Whitt, director, Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and general manager, Regent Palms Turks & Caicos
4th Vice President – Patricia Affonso Dass, immediate past president, Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association and general manager of Ocean Two Resort & Residences, Barbados
5th Vice President – William “Bill” Clegg, regional vice president, Franchise Service and Programs for Choice Hotels International Treasurer – James Hepple, president and CEO, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association