Denihan Hospitality Names John Chan SVP of Development


NEW YORK–Denihan Hospitality (“Denihan” or the “Company”), a full-service hospitality company focusing on developing, owning, managing and franchising boutique luxury and lifestyle hotels, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Chan as Senior Vice President of Development.

As SVP of Development, Mr. Chan is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing upon strategic opportunities to fuel Denihan’s long-term growth. This includes building and developing relationships with partners to expand the Company’s highly differentiated family of brands and secure hotel management contracts.

Mr. Chan joins Denihan from SBE Entertainment Group where he served as SVP of Development. In this role, he was responsible for growing SBE’s hotel and food and beverage development pipeline across all brands around the world from SLS, Delano and Mondrian to Hyde and Umami. Prior to joining SBE, Mr. Chan spent 12 years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide most recently serving as Vice President, Global Development Strategy and Chief of Staff. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University.