Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the
upcoming Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) 2017, is pleased to
announce that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to
Roland de Bonadona. This prominent award is presented to an individual
who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry over
his or her lifetime through their actions, deeds, and great
Roland de Bonadona retired in 2015 as
CEO of Accor Hotels Americas & Caribbean. Today, he acts as a
consultant for hospitality and real estate companies. He graduated in
Business Administration at Paris IX Dauphine University and began his
career with Accor Group in 1973 where he held diverse management
positions in public restaurants, airport catering, and later Sofitel
development for Europe. At the end of 1989, he moved to São Paulo to
settle the Sofitel brand and to lead Accor Hotels development in Brazil.
In 1994, Bonadona was entrusted with the mission to assume Accor in
Brazil, taking benefit of the new economic perspective opened after
“plano real” to re-launch the then 40-hotels company. Leaning upon the
existing platform, Bonadona took charge in the renovation and fast
expansion of the network in Brazil, further expanding to South America.
Accor Hotels runs today 300 hotels & 50,000 rooms in the region with
a secured pipeline of 180 hotels and 25,000 rooms. Bonadona is the
co-founder and first President of FOHB (Forum de Operadores Hoteleiros
do Brasil). He is a member of ABIH Nacional, Academia Brasileira de
Eventos, and the President of the French Brazil Chamber of Commerce.
“We are so pleased to be able to present
the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award to Roland de Bonadona,” said Jim
Burba, President of BHN. “For the nearly two decades that I have known
Roland, he has been both a dynamic leader of his company and a
passionate supporter of the growth of tourism in Brazil and the whole of
South America. Bonadona has inspired our industry and helped set the
stage for our industry’s future leaders,” Burba added.
HOLA will be held in Miami, Florida on
April 25-26, 2017, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. For more
information about the conference, including registration and sponsorship
details, please visit the website.
The HOLA conference is designed to provide an annual meeting place for
hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and the professional
advisory community who are interested in doing deals in one of the
world’s hottest hotel markets, Latin America. HOLA immediately precedes a
second important event, the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment
Summit (CHRIS), which will be held in the same hotel on April 26-28,
2017. The back-to-back nature of the two events is a great way for the
hotel investment community that is interested not only in Latin America,
but also in the Caribbean region, to conduct their business while in
Miami. HOLA and CHRIS are hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN).
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for
the hotel and tourism investment community. With three decades of
experience, over 140 events completed to-date, and nearly 100,000
international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend”
events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct
business, and to learn about the latest trends.
BHN events include: the Americas Lodging
Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS
Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in
Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in
Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong;
HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in
Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami;
and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London.
The BHN website
is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as
well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment