Affonso-Dass to lead Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
Patricia Affonso-Dass, second from left, with Frank Comito, director general of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (left), CHTA president Karolin Troubetzkoy, and Rudy Grant, chief executive of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association

Affonso-Dass to lead Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

Leading hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass has been selected as president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association.

The group general manager at Ocean Hotels in Barbados, Affonso-Dass was elected to the important leadership role at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association annual general meeting.

Affonso-Dass, a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, serves as president-elect for the next year before taking over the presidency of the travel trade association next summer from current incumbent Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of the renowned Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in St. Lucia.

After the appointment, Affonso-Dass said: “I am thankful for the vote of confidence from our members and look forward to serving CHTA with distinction and excellence, both as president-elect and president in the years ahead.”

Affonso-Dass has been the president of both the Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana and the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association and runs the
Ocean Hotels group, a family-owned company located on the south coast of Barbados, with three unique hotels.

Troubetzkoy thanked Affonso-Dass for accepting the task to serve the association at a higher level.

She added: “We have benefited from Patricia’s talents on our board of directors, and are proud to have an exceptional woman from the region lead our association into the future.”