COSTA MESA, California (Thursday, July 30, 2020) — Northstar Travel Group and The BHN Group announced today the unification of this year’s traditional onsite Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) and Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) events into one online conference called CHRIS+HOLA Connect. The change reflects the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and associated CDC guidelines, social distancing measures, and travel restrictions.

The company plans to hold separate onsite, in-person CHRIS and HOLA conferences again in Spring 2021 (dates to be announced) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

CHRIS+HOLA Connect will combine two traditional in-person events into one online virtual hotel investment conference focused on the Caribbean and Latin American regions. The three-day virtual event, scheduled for September 8-10, 2020, will include five plenary sessions, eight Caribbean-specific breakout sessions, eight Latin America-specific breakout sessions, and multiple networking opportunities. The event’s content will continue to be geared toward hotel owners/investors, developers, brands, and lenders.

Registration for the event costs $295 through August 19 ($395 on or after August 20).

Please visit for more information.

“We held out hope that the COVID-19 situation would continue to abate and allow us to proceed with the onsite conferences, but with the latest virus spikes and quarantines, it is in the best interest of our delegates, speakers, sponsors and colleagues to unify these conferences into a single online event this year,” said Jeff Higley, President of The BHN Group. “While nothing compares to the interaction, networking, and education of a live, onsite event, the advancements in virtual platforms allows us to present an event that promotes many of those same aspects in an online environment. It’s important for the Caribbean and Latin American hotel investment communities to gather in some capacity during these unpredictable times.”

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 have become “must attend” events for 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; 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; Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney. The BHN Group’s website at is the gateway for information about the annual conferences it produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.

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, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. Northstar is the owner of leading brands serving these travel segments. The company produces more than 100 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group owns The BHN Group, the leading producer of hotel investment conferences. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets. Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company has 14 offices in the U.S., UK, Singapore, and China. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.