Brian McGuinness
Brian McGuinness

Brian McGuinness

SVP Specialty Select Brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Brian McGuinness is the Senior Vice President of Starwood’s Specialty Select brands, including the Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton brands. He is responsible for development, strategic and creative direction, and overall performance of each of Starwood’s select-serve lifestyle brands. Brian began his career with Starwood in 1997 and currently leads an integrated team, charged with ensuring the successful global launch of Starwood’s first new brand introduction, Aloft Hotels, since the 1999 premiere of W Hotels; establishing Starwood’s new green trailblazer, Element Hotels, as the extended-stay category leader and Starwood’s green innovation lab; and re-launching the newly reinvented Four Points by Sheraton brand.
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Brian McGuinness is the Senior Vice President of Starwood’s Specialty Select brands, including the Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton brands. He is responsible for development, strategic and creative direction, and overall performance of each of Starwood’s select-serve lifestyle brands. Brian began his career with Starwood in 1997 and currently leads an integrated team, charged with ensuring the successful global launch of Starwood’s first new brand introduction, Aloft Hotels, since the 1999 premiere of W Hotels; establishing Starwood’s new green trailblazer, Element Hotels, as the extended-stay category leader and Starwood’s green innovation lab; and re-launching the newly reinvented Four Points by Sheraton brand.
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About Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, element® and the recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™. The Company boasts one of the industry"s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood recently announced plans to spin off its Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. business, a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands, into a standalone public company by the end of 2015.
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