Robert F. O'Neill
O'Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

Rob O'Neill, 57, is the Chairman of O'Neill Hotels & Resorts. Founded in 1994 and continuously owned by Rob and John O'Neill, O'Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd. currently manages four hotels in British Columbia. These properties are: The Residence Inn by Marriott Whistler, The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, The Westin Grand Vancouver, and The Inn at Westminster Quay in New Westminster. The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler is a 2006 Conde Nast Gold list award winner. From 1994 to 2005 Mr. O'Neill also owned and oversaw the Whistler Lodging Company, which was sold to Gaylord Entertainment's Resort Quest division.

Mr. O'Neill was the co-founder of Canadian Hotel Income Properties, Real Estate Investment Trust (CHIP REIT) in 1997 and served as its President and CEO until September 1998. Mr. O'Neill was also a founder of the Coast Hotel chain in 1972. In 1988, he sold the chain to OKABE Co. of Tokyo and was retained to manage it until 1991 as President and CEO. Concurrently with the development and management of the Coast Hotel chain, Mr. O'Neill was President and COO of National Caterers Ltd. from 1977 to 1991. National Caterers Ltd. was Canada's largest operator and supplier of remote site construction camps providing food, lodging and support services for construction workers in Canada's largest mega-projects.

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