Miami, Florida, USA – Nick & Karolin Troubetzkoy of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) on May 22, 2023, hosted at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel in Florida. This prominent award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry over their lifetime through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.
“The influence that Nick and Karolin have had at the local and national levels as well as throughout the Caribbean is unmistakable as their devotion to doing the right thing for humanity, the environment, and the hospitality industry in general is on display every day and runs deep throughout their entire operation,” said Jeff Higley, President, The BHN Group. “It is with great pleasure that all of us at The BHN Group and Northstar Travel Group will present this award to the Troubetzkoys as their commitment to their beliefs is something we can call learn from.”
St. Lucian hotelier, developer and visionary Nick Troubetzkoy is a Russian-Canadian born architect from the west coast of Canada, where he attended the University of British Columbia and worked with legendary Canadian architects Ron Thom, Bud Wood and Arthur Erickson. Mr. Troubetzkoy came to St. Lucia in the 1970s to work with architects designing vacation villas. What was meant to be a brief stint in paradise turned into a lifelong passion for the island and its people.
Conserving the natural environment, celebrating all things local, and being socially responsible have been central elements of Mr. Troubetzkoy’s philosophy. With these in mind, he helped create the Soufrière Community Foundation and the Soufrière Marine Management Authority. Mr. Troubetzkoy has kept this community-centric philosophy top of mind, recognizing the role the community plays in the success of his hotels, Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain.
The sister resorts are the crowning achievements of his life’s work. In Anse Chastanet, he created a welcoming hotel that’s anchored in the community of Soufrière. In Jade Mountain, he designed a cornucopia of organic architecture using the rich palette of indigenous materials that were lying on his doorstep. Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain complement each other, providing unique vacation experiences while maintaining the indispensable philosophy of being one with nature.
Karolin Troubetzkoy is the Executive Director, Marketing and Operations of the award-winning resorts Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain. She has been spearheading the marketing and day-to-day operations of Anse Chastanet since 1986, and Jade Mountain Resort since 2004. She was an early advocate for sustainable operations, community engagement and environmental awareness, a passion shared by her husband. In addition to playing an active role at the resorts, Mrs. Troubetzkoy has committed her time and expertise to numerous volunteer leadership roles in St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean.
From 2010-2016 and 2018-2020, she served as President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA). She held the post of president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) from 2016-2018. In 2018, Mrs. Troubetzkoy was appointed Chair of the CHTA Education Foundation. In July 2020, she accepted the Chairmanship of the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund and in 2022, was elected Chairperson of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund. She is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Lucia and is a citizen of St. Lucia. In 2019, the Federal Republic of Germany bestowed on her the Order of Merit.
CHRIS will be held in Hollywood, Florida on May 22-23, 2023, at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel in Coral Gables, FL. For more information about the conference, please visit the website.
About Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)
Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most important hotel and tourism investment conference. The conference immediately precedes a second important event, the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference. The back-to-back nature of the two events provides a venue for the hotel investment community that is interested not only in the Caribbean, but also in Latin America, to conduct their business while in Miami. CHRIS and HOLA are produced by Northstar Travel Group in association with The BHN Group.
About The BHN Group
The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 160 events completed to-date, and in excess of 110,000 international delegates, these conferences attract industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Singapore; HICAP UPDATE; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney.
About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. The company produces 80+ face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry.