MIAMI – Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
A veteran of the hospitality industry, he takes over from Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass who for the past two years presided over the association, which represents the private sector interests of the Caribbean’s bread and butter sector.
Affonso-Dass proudly passed the gavel to Torres at the CHTA Annual General Meeting which took place virtually on Friday, October 16, 2020, pledging her continued support during his presidency: “I want to thank Pablo for taking on this important leadership role at this critical time for the industry. His experience and understanding of tourism’s challenges are what we need during these difficult times. I know I join our leadership team at CHTA in committing our full support for his presidency.”
Torres has a long and distinguished relationship with hotel and tourism associations throughout the Caribbean. Prior to being elected to the CHTA presidency, he served as CHTA’s Fifth Vice President and was a member of the Association’s Executive Committee, its core decision-making body.
A former director and