Larry Shupnick is senior vice president of development and acquisitions for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. A hospitality industry veteran, he previously served as senior vice president, development and acquisitions, for MeriStar Hospitality Corporation, a real estate investment trust, which was acquired by the Blackstone Group. Shupnick was named to his current position in July 2006.
Shupnick first joined Interstate in 1990 when he merged his company, Laral Hotels, with CapStar Hotel Company, an Interstate predecessor company. LARAL GROUP was a hotel management and ownership company Shupnick founded in 1970. Previously, he served in senior executive positions at a number of hotel companies, including Sheraton Corporation, Hilton Hotels Corporations, Schine Hotels, and Recion Corporation.
Shupnick has been a frequent panelist and moderator at many industry forums, including the American Lodging Summit (ALIS) Conference, the UCLA Conference, the NYU Investment Conference, the Lodging Conference, JMBM’s Meet the Money and the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.
Actively involved in various community services, Shupnick serves on the President’s Roundtable at California State Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for The Collins School of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona, a member of the Board of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, a director of the Central Coast Wine Classic, and is involved with several local charities.