Brooke Denihan Barrett


Brooke Denihan Barrett is a retired hospitality executive. Previously, she was CEO of Denihan Hospitality where she led the operations of The James and Affinia brands and Denihan’s luxury independent boutique hotels The Surrey and The Benjamin. With a lifetime of hospitality management experience in her family’s 50+ year old hospitality business, Brooke helped lead the transformation of Denihan into a nationally recognized leader in the boutique hotel management and investment industry. In 2013, Real Estate Forum named Barrett a ‘Legend’ among influential women in real estate. In 2011, she was named an ‘Outstanding Woman in Real Estate’ by National Real Estate Investor, and in 2011, 2012 and 2013 was among Real Estate Forum’s ‘Women of Influence’. Brooke was honored with the Stevie Award for ‘Woman Executive of the Year’ in 2012 and together with her brother Patrick Denihan, was named a New York finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2016. A strong and noted advocate of women in business, she was a co-founder of the New York/ New Jersey Chapter of the American Hotel and Lodging Associations ‘Women in Lodging’ and a member of the New York Women’s Forum and the Committee of 200.

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