Speakers are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the speakers name to view their bio and CHIEF sessions.

Alberto Abreu
Nikheel Advani
Ewald Biemans
Jeffrey Birch
Stacy Cox
Kevan Dean
Joyce Destang
Sanovnik Destang
Jody Diamond
Richard Doumeng
Scott Eddy
Reynaldo Rey Fernandez
Marlon Hill
Carl Hunter

Brian Kent
Kyle Mais
Scott McArdle
Marie McKenzie
Federico Moreno
Gregor Nassief
Jaqueline Peterson
Lisa Rickards
Rob Sherman
Stan Smith
Dean Spychalla
Pablo Torres
Karolin Troubetzkoy
Karen Whitt


Chief Operating Officer

Grace Bay Resorts, Turks and Caicos

Mr. Advani oversees the overall operation of Grace Bay Club, the company’s flagship resort, while expanding his operational responsibilities to include managing new Grace Bay Resorts in the Caribbean and other regions, including Latin America and additional properties in Turks and Caicos. Advani joined Grace Bay Club in August 2004 as Managing Director responsible for operations at Grace Bay Club. Advani boasts an extensive background in the hospitality industry, having served as the top operational executive in the expansion and renovation of Grace Bay Club as it evolved from a $14 million 21-room boutique hotel to a full-service luxury resort boasting 82 suites and residences now valued at over $250 million, and is most recently responsible for the successful opening of The Veranda Resort & Residences in February 2010, the first five-star fully-inclusive resort in Providenciales, managed by Grace Bay Resorts.

  • Session: General Session – Weathering the Perfect Storm
  • Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am


Executive Director

Turks and Caicos Hotel Association

Stacy has served in the industry for more than two decades. A native of the Bahamas, Stacy began her career in the Bahamas at the now Atlantis Resort where she was awarded the Cacique Award, one of the Bahamas most prestigious tourism industry award. Since relocating to the Turks and Caicos 1997, she has held several General Manager positions, served as a Board Member for TCHTA, co-founder of TCI Hospitality Adventure – Lit’l Chef program, and many other Tourism related projects. Stacy is also President of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives

  • Session: Covering Tall your Bases – Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?
  • Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Time: 1:45pm


CHTA understands that operating a hotel, a villa or a condo/timeshare property is about far more than a comfortable night’s sleep for your guests. It is about Business Management, Advocacy and Marketing within multi-intra islands as well as International. Our association is about what happens behind the scenes – what will make your establishment run smoother, be more cost-effective, and grow your profits. CHTA members have inside access to the key players and resources that drive the lodging industry, and benefit from a network of likeminded executives. While we encourage the primary contact to be the general manager or property owner, our host of benefits transcends marketing, human resources, sales, food & beverage, and other departments. For this reason, we entitle the primary member to appoint other internal associates to also receive the full benefits of CHTA membership. This means that for one price, individuals can take advantage of all the events, educational resources, and communications we offer. Discounts are offered only to CHTA card members.

Hotel, Villa Condo/Timeshare Membership Form  (PDF 3.3 MB)



For organizations that do or want to do business in the Caribbean Allied Members are organizations with a vested interest in the Hotel and Tourism industry, who use CHTA as a platform to grow their industry knowledge, while networking and conducting business with other members. Primarily comprised of key decision makers in the Caribbean industry, our hotel, villa and condo/timeshare members have the power to sign your dotted line, and we take strides to make our Allied Members visible to this community. If this audience comprises any part of your consumer base, you can’t afford not to join CHTA.

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Allied Membership Form  (PDF 3.5 MB)