Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Chip Ohlsson
as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, North
A seasoned hospitality veteran, Chip has a deep
knowledge of hotel financing, portfolio management, and
well-established industry relationships.
ďThis is more than a welcome, itís a homecoming
for Chip, who began his hospitality career with us selling Howard
Johnson and was part of the Wyndham family for more than 10 years
in various roles,Ē said Bob Loewen, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer for Wyndham Hotel Group. ďOur team has
driven tremendous growth for our brands, and Chipís return ensures
we continue building momentum across North America.Ē
Chip rejoins Wyndham Hotel Group as the company renews its
focus on building and reinvigorating its portfolio of 15 brands.
In his new role, he will drive the development strategy for
brands including Days Inn and Super 8 across North America
with a focus on proactively identifying and building strategic
partnerships to position Wyndham Hotel Group in new markets and to
optimize its presence in existing markets.
Chip will also be
responsible for strengthening and expanding relationships with
owners and key ownership groups including real estate investment
trusts, developers and financial institutions with hospitality
portfolios. Additionally, he will focus on strengthening and
evolving the hotel group's development team.
A 22 year
veteran of the hospitality industry, Chip most recently served
as vice president of North American development at Starwood Hotels
& Resorts where he was responsible for the development and
pipeline expansion for the companyís renowned hotel brands.
to that, he held several leadership positions across the industry
including senior vice president, vice president and franchise
sales director with Cendant/Wyndham Hotel Group. During this time
he oversaw sales, business development and financial management
initiatives and was consistently a top sales producer, earning
accolades including Vice President of the Year among several other
Earlier in his career, Chip held development
positions with Travel Right Tours, Merrill Lynch, California
Closet Company and AT&T.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in
Communications from William Paterson University.
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