Hospitality Leader fact sheet

Bart Carnahan


Bart Carnahan oversees global business development, working collaboratively with teams around the world to advance Four Seasons position as the partner of choice for luxury hotel and residential projects.

With more than 25 years of experience in the international lodging and hospitality industry, Bart is responsible for bringing people and capital together to support the company’s growth objectives and ensure Four Seasons is well represented in the world’s most important and desirable destinations.

Under Bart’s leadership Four Seasons continues to leverage its single luxury brand to grow its global portfolio through a combination of new builds, strategic conversions, and adaptive reuses of historic buildings, all while maintaining its focus on custom-designed properties that are purpose-built for each owner and each market.

Bart spent eight years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, EAME, responsible for Starwood’s growth strategy throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, for all of Starwood’s ten brands.

Prior to Starwood, Bart spent 18 years with Marriott International in various roles, including his last position as SVP Development.

Bart holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics, with a focus on Hotel and Restaurant Management.

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