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Hotel executive , Investment company executive

Barry Stuart Sternlicht, American investment company executive, former hotel executive. Named Man of the Year, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International; recipient Preston Robert Tisch Distinguished Industry Leadership award, New York University School Hospitality, Tourism & Travel Administrator.


Sternlicht, Barry Stuart was born on November 27, 1960 in Lake Success, New York, United States.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Brown University, 1982. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in business administration (honorary), Johnson & Wales.


President, Chief Executive Officer Starwood Capital Group, LLC, Phoenix, 1991—2004. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Starwood Hotels and Resorts Trust, 1995—2004. Chief Executive Officer iStar Finance Inc., 1996—1997, chairman, 1996—2000, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., White Plains, New York, 1997—2004, Chief Executive Officer, 1999—2004, executive chairman, chief design officer, 2004—2005.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Starwood Capital Group, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 2005. Board directors The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., since 2004, Starwood Finance Trust, United States Franchise Systems and Communications. Board trustees Equity Residential Trust.

Member Urban Land Institute, National Multi-Family Housing Coun, Young Presidents Organization, World Travel & Tourism Council, Council for the United States and Italy.


Board directors Committee to Encourage Corporation Philanthropy, Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., Channel 13/W National Educational Television, National Leadership Advocacy Program for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Kids in Crisis, Fairfield County Junior Achievement, Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding. Board governors NAREIT.


Married Mimi Sternlicht. 3 children.

Mimi Sternlicht