Stephen Hunt, founder of Hunt Hospitality. Source: supplied.

My Biggest Mistake
Kye White

My biggest mistake: Stephen Hunt, founder of Hunt Hospitality

Kye White
4 minute Read

Stephen Hunt, the founder of private equity firm Hunt Hospitality, turned a lifetime in hospitality into a $100 million business.

Hunt Hospitality’s $100 million portfolio includes seven pubs — The Kent Hotel, The Imperial Hotel, The Sea Breeze Hotel, Finnian’s Tavern, Ocean View Hotel, Harrington Hotel and Shoeless Jack.

The business began back in 2015, but Hunt’s story could have been very different if he wasn’t able to correct the biggest mistake of his business career — and he had just 24 hours to do it.

The mistake

After turning a profit on a residential real estate sale, Hunt decided to use his knowledge of hospitality, and his gains from that deal, to establish his own private equity fund.

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