SAHIC Awards 2015: Winners and Testimonials

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The 2015 Hotelier of the Year Award went to Mr. Francisco Levine, Chief Executive Officer of Chilean based Atton Hotels.

This award recognizes Francisco’s outstanding accomplishment for positioning the company as a strong and successful brand throughout the Americas.  Francisco joined Atton in 2008 and under his leadership the chain expanded from Chile to Peru and Colombia, and will soon debut in Miami. He has demonstrated clearly proven strong leadership  and has successfully brought Atton into the global arena.

The Best New hotel of the Year Award went to the W Bogota Hotel lBogota, Colombia. Accepting the award on behalf of the W Bogota Hotel l in Bogota was Leonardo Gonzalez, President (E) of Decameron Hoteles and Jorge Giannattassio, Senior Vice President and Chief of Latin America Operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

During the development of this hotel, the Starwood global design team and the local operations team ensured that the brand’s vision and hotel’s design came to life in every space from guest rooms to public spaces, including fabrics, textures and furniture. The result is a truly iconic hotel that has transformed the Bogota landscape.

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In recognition of his personal and professional spirit. The hospitality industry has been honored with his innovation and creativity inspiration. His creative acumen has influenced the travel experience, reinvented the hotel as truly personalized and memorable experience, and introduced new cultural concepts and philosophies.  SAHIC appreciates and thanks him for his passion and commitment. You are truly an inspiration.