TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced on Nov. 3 the appointment of Bart Carnahan as executive vice-president, global business development.
Effective Nov. 9, Carnahan will oversee Four Seasons’ global development efforts, working collaboratively with teams around the world to support the company’s growth objectives and build on the reputation of Four Seasons as the partner of choice for luxury hotel and residential projects.
A seasoned development executive, Carnahan joins Four Seasons from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he spent the last eight years 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 10 brands. During his time at Starwood, Carnahan built and regionally aligned a development team and increased net hotel additions year on year.
Prior to Starwood, Bart spent 18 years with Marriott International in various roles, including his last position as senior vice-president, development.
Currently based in Brussels, Carnahan will be relocating to Four Seasons global development office in London and will report to president and CEO J. Allen Smith.