Full Name
Chip Ohlsson
Job Title
EVP & Chief Development Officer
Company/ Property
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Speaker Bio
Chip Ohlsson is executive vice president and chief development officer, North America, for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel-franchising company. In this role, he is responsible for the development strategy for Wyndham’s 22 brands across North America, identifying and building strategic partnerships to position Wyndham in new markets and increase presence in existing markets.

Ohlsson is also responsible for strengthening and expanding relationships with owners and key ownership groups including real-estate investment trusts, developers and financial institutions with hospitality portfolios. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts partners with owners to provide powerful marketing and sales programs to drive reservations to hotels while the company’s competitive online travel agencies and supplier pricing reduces costs for hotel owners.

A 29-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Ohlsson brings with him hotel financing and portfolio management experience, as well as many established industry relationships. Ohlsson, previously served as vice president of North American development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Prior to this, Ohlsson held several leadership positions across the industry including senior vice president, vice president and franchise sales director with Cendant/Wyndham. 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.
Chip Ohlsson