Michael has been in the hospitality industry over 25 years, leading the acquisition and development of more than $20 billion of hospitality assets. He’s been responsible for the creation and growth of several hospitality companies and brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels & Resorts and NYLO Hotels. Michael was the visionary, founder and CEO of the fully integrated boutique hotel brand and operating company NYLO Hotels, which he founded in 2004, and sold to an off-shore investor in 2014.
Prior to founding NYLO Hotels, Michael spent 14 years under the Starwood “umbrella” (Starwood Capital Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts) where he played an instrumental role in the formation and growth of Starwood Hotels into one of the world’s largest hotel companies as well as the creation and expansion of the innovative W Hotel brand. Michael is a member of the ULI North Texas Hotel Development Council. Born in Anchorage Alaska, raised in Michigan and currently residing in Dallas, Texas with his family, Michaels hobbies include skiing, hiking and travel.