Executive Vice President, Global Business Development

Bart Carnahan

“The reputation Four Seasons has earned in this industry is unmatched. The culture that Mr. Sharp created anchors this organisation in a way that is very apparent to guests, business partners and competitors alike and is a point of differentiation that can’t be replicated.”


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.


“Our singular focus on luxury hospitality gives Four Seasons considerable market advantage. Delivering an unrivalled level of quality and customised service in our hotels helps us maintain and strengthen our position as RevPAR leaders.”


Extending the company’s well-established leadership and expertise in branded residential, building on relationships with existing hotel owners and connecting Four Seasons with new development partners are key priorities for Bart and the global development team.  


“The nature of our business necessitates long-term relationships based on collaboration, trust and respect. For me, a good deal is never defined by one party or another proclaiming victory. Rather, it’s about achieving a balanced and mutually beneficial outcome.”