Shannon Knapp

Shannon Knapp is The Leading Hotels of the World’s president and CEO. She has served as interim CEO since April.

Previously she was LHW’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She also spent 15 years working for American Express managing luxury travel programs, partners and benefits for Platinum and Centurion Card members and travel consortia business.

Founded in 1928, New York- based LHW currently operates more than 400 upscale hotels in 80 countries. Several Asian American owned companies have been expanding into boutique hotels, including Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Vision Hospitality Group led by CEO Mitch Patel, which recently launched its own boutique brand, Kinley.