Horwath HTL Sponsor the 2016 CHRIS and HOLA conferences in Miami

By On 08th April 2016

Atlanta, April 8th 2016

Horwath Hotel, Tourism & Leisure (HTL), the world’s largest and most experienced hospitality consulting brand has announced that the will be sponsoring this years CHRIS and HOLA conferences in Miami between May 10th and 13th of this year.

The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Join us in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a decade of experience in bringing the hotel/tourism investment community together in the Caribbean, the host of CHRIS has created a conference which is innovative, timely, and focused.

HOLA 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.

Paul Breslin, Chairman of Horwath HTL, USA said, “It’s vital for us to plant a flag in the ground and show the market how important the Caribbean and Latin American Markets are to us.”

“The addition of Andrew Cohan in Miami allows us to connect the United States with those influential markets, and Just as many hospitality brands, management companies and investors have planted their flags or established regional or global headquarters here in South Florida in recent years, we know that Andrew will help Horwath HTL become the newest player in the market. In order to raise our visibility and support Andrews office and the Horwath HTL offices in the Caribbean and Latin America, we have decided to invest with our old friends at BHN and sponsor both of their events this year”.

“We feel very strongly that the conferences will match our aspirations and be a great platform to show our clients how committed we are to growing and servicing their needs across a whole range of markets.”

About Horwath HTL
Horwath HTL (Hotels Tourism and Leisure) is one of the world’s pre-eminent consulting specialists in the Hotel, tourism and leisure industries, providing unequalled experience and expertise for client projects around the world through a combination of detailed local knowledge and international understanding. Horwath HTL is currently the world’s largest consulting organisation specialised in hospitality, with over 45 offices in 39 countries.
Horwath HTL is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a professional association of accounting and management consulting firms founded in New York in 1915. Crowe Horwath International is currently ranked among the top ten international professional service groups with offices in close to 586 cities in 108 countries.
For more information about hospitality development and real estate in the Greater Miami area, contact Andrew Cohan on acohan@horwathhtl.com. For inquiries regarding Horwath HTL and its global breath of services, contact James Chappell, Global Business Director at jchappell@horwathhtl.com.

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Paul Breslin


Paul Breslin, Managing Partner of Panther Hospitality, is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. His background within the industry is all encompassing, as he has extensive experience in hotel operations, development and asset management with major branded hotels as well as independent and smaller luxury hotels. After his experience of working with eleven different hotels and resorts in ten different cities over the years, Mr. Breslin founded Panther Hospitality in 2005 to provide consulting services to developers and hoteliers in all aspects of their businesses. From property acquisition and infrastructure development to the successful opening and operating of a hotel, Mr. Breslin and his team of industry professionals leverage their expertise and customize their services to meet the needs of their global client base. He and his team have successfully consulted on a variety of establishments within the industry, including boutique hotels, both limited and full-service hotels, as well as luxury hotels. Major brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, IHG and Hyatt have worked with Panther Hospitality, as well as independent resort hotels such as the Inn on Destin Harbor, Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center, Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club and Barnsley Gardens Resort. Previous to founding Panther Hospitality, Mr. Breslin held positions at the world-famous Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Spa, the Sheraton San Diego Resort, the Sheraton New Orleans and three convention hotels in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), which is the most prestigious hospitality certification available to a hotel general manager and hospitality executive. Mr. Breslin, who is qualified as a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), is also a respected and well-known teacher and leader within the industry. He is the Executive-in-Residence in Lodging in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality at Georgia State University. The GSU program was recently ranked as one of the top 25 hospitality programs in the nation according to the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education. He has trained senior level executives at the Rixos Hotel Leadership Training Program through Sabanci University in Turkey and is a frequent lecturer at national conventions and hospitality industry conferences throughout the United States. Mr. Breslin has also been quoted on hospitality issues in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Miami Herald. He has also appeared on the Clark Howard Show. In addition to his work as a consultant and educator, Mr. Breslin provides hotel expert witness services to attorneys specializing in litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, franchising, employment and personal injury cases related to the hospitality industry. His caseload as an expert witness over the years includes work with both plaintiffs and defendants.
 
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