Larry Horwitz

Lawrence Horwitz is Executive Vice President of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. Based in Washington D.C., Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, include more than three hundred of America’s most prominent historic hotels across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and more than 320 of the finest historic hotels in more than forty-eight countries worldwide. Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, cultural and heritage tourism, increasing the recognition of historic hotels, and increasing the awareness of the benefits from adaptive reuse developments.

Previously, Horwitz was Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Development for Preferred Travel Group. Prior to Preferred, he led a hotel management and real estate development company for 15 years, including the redevelopment of several historic hotels. Horwitz has directed asset management, including extensive renovations and restorations programs, for more than 36,000 resort condominiums and more than two hundred hotels across four countries. He was also a senior executive for Aston Hotels & Resorts, a Hawaii based chain of hotels and condominium resorts. Prior to his hotel career, Horwitz held senior leadership positions with Carlson Travel (now Carlson Wagon-lit), including Vice President-Marketing, and Vice President-Corporate Strategy & Development.

In October 2020, Horwitz was named one of twelve international business leaders to the Malta-North America Business Council by Keith Azzopardi, former Ambassador of Malta to the United States of America. Horwitz has been a guest lecturer at Boston University and Boston College speaking about heritage marketing, historic hotels, and how to make history profitable in redeveloping historic buildings. He wrote the Foreword in Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry (Stanley Turkel, January 2016). Horwitz has been honored by both the Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives for his “exceptional contributions to and promotion of the State of Hawaii.”

Horwitz received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the “Franny” award from the International Franchise Association and is a recipient of the University of California-Los Angeles Chancellor’s Award for “extraordinary achievement and outstanding contribution.” He has been actively involved in public and community service, including as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Pacific Science Center (Seattle). An active traveler, he has traveled for work and pleasure to more than seventy countries including the North Pole and Antarctica. Horwitz holds dual United States of America and Malta citizenship, including citizenship of the European Union (EU).