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Chip Ohlsson

Vice President, Franchise Development North America | Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Chip Ohlsson joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as the Vice President of Development for the Northeast and Midwest of the United States and all of Canada. He is an industry veteran with over 19 years of experience in hotel development. Upon joining Starwood in 2006, Chip was instrumental in the successful launch of the Aloft and Element brands. In addition to facilitating the growth of Aloft and Element, he also has added responsibility of growing the footprints for all of Starwood’s franchised hotel brands which include Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Le Meridien and The Luxury Collection hotels.

Chip began his career in the hospitality industry in 1993 working for HFS as Director of Development, which is now known as Wyndham Hotels Worldwide. Working his way up to Senior Vice President of North America his responsibilities included facilitating the growth of their nine brands across the United States and Canada.