SAHIC Awards 2016




The Deal of the year Award went to the AccorHotels acquisition of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands. Accepting the award on behalf of AccorHotels was Philippe Trapp, Executive Vice President Operations Luxury & Upscale South America.

Honoring one of the most prominent hotel chains in the industry for the strategic acquisition of Fairmont, Raffle and Swissotel brands. SAHIC recognizes the significance of this deal that enables AccorHotels to increase its footprint across the world.


The Best New hotel of the Year Award went to the Hyatt Centric Montevideo located in Uruguay. Accepting the award on behalf of Hyatt Centric Montevideo was: Nestor Sztryk, owner and responsible of the architecture and construction of Hyatt Centric de Montevideo. and Camilo Bolaños, Vice President, Real Estate & Development Latin America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

The opening of the Hyatt Centric Montevideo is a milestone in Uruguay’s hotel scene.
With its modern design and wonderful amenities this exceptional hotel has become an integral part of the Montevideo landscape.


The 2016 Hotelier of the Year Award went to Mr. Craig Mueller, Vice President of Development for IHG Americas.

In recognition of his immeasurable additions to the hospitality industry for nearly three decades. He has been a key figure in the sustained growth of our industry, especially through the Americas. His continued successes with IHG are a testament to adaptability and modernization in an industry that continuously evolves.


SAHIC extends Special Recognition to Ricardo Mader, Managing Director of Advisory and Asset Management Services for the Americas Region of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group.

To his successful professional career and outstanding contribution to the industry. For more than 35 years he has demonstrated that comprehensive experience; independence and transparency are the most important aspects of professional service. We thank you for your passion providing excellence to the hospitality industry in South America.


In recognition of his enormous professional accomplishments that have united Hilton behind a common vision and mission, and along a strong organic growth strategy has led the brand to expand. SAHIC appreciates your commitment to growing the industry and your continuous commitment to innovation.


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