CREF Advisory Board: Nirav Shah, MMH ’05

Nirav Shah


Vice President, Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Nirav Shah, MMH ’05 joined Hyatt in 2010 and currently serves as regional vice president of development. He is responsible for the expansion of the select service brands in the northwestern United States.

Prior to joining Hyatt, Shah occupied a variety of positions with Extended Stay Hotels, PricewaterHouse Coopers (Hospitality and Leisure Advisory), Starwood Hotels, and Morgan Stanley.

Shah holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration.