Colony Capital, Inc.
Laura Benner, based in New York, NY, is the Senior Vice President of Hotel Asset Management at Colony Capital, Inc., a leading global real estate and investment management firm. As a hotel real estate executive who has worked within the hospitality industry for more than 20 years with such prestigious firms as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Host Hotels & Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fairmont, and HVS, Ms. Benner oversees the asset management of 164 hotels owned by Colony Capital, Inc.
Ms. Benner is a graduate of Cornell University’s Hotel School and she has her MBA from the University of Southern California where she received a Dean’s Account Fellowship. Ms. Benner is a member of several hospitality and hotel asset management organizations including HAMA (Hospitality Asset Managers Association), the Cornell Hotel Society, Marriott’s Capital Asset Planning & Execution (CAPE) Committee, and WHIN (the Women’s Hotel Investment Network).