Chitra Stern
Chitra Stern
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

Owner/Founder of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts ( - leading luxury hotels and resorts for families in Portugal. The hotels have received several accolades, awards and mentions in international magazines and newspapers.

The Elegant group of companies (spanning hospitality, luxury residences, offices and education) have been used to expand the the "Martinhal" brand across new luxury properties in Portugal, as well as for the realization of our new mixed use project of around 80,000 sqm - comprising luxury hotel residences, commercial building for the international insurance group Ageas and a new international school - located in the Park of Nations area in North-East Lisbon (also known as the "Expo area").

Winner of the prestigious London Business School "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award in 2014, the Amadeus Brighter Award for "Manager of the Year" 2015, and the Family Travel Association "Personality of the Year" Award in 2017.

2000 - MBA in Strategy, marketing and start-up ventures, Londos Business School

1992 - Bachelor in Electronic Engineering with Optoelectronics, University of London