MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — George Markantonis was named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association at its annual Travel Markeplace event.
Markantonis is the president and managing director of Kerzner International Bahamas and the president and managing director at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Markantonis, who has served in his position since 2005, is the former CEO of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.
With 8,000 employees, Atlantis is the largest resort and largest private employer in the Bahamas.
It was the 33rd time the association gave out the award, which is the CHTA’s highest honor.