Doug Nysse joined White Lodging as Vice President of Development in December of 2017. Previously, Doug worked for Arrival Partners in Milwaukee, where he served as lead development executive of numerous premium-branded hotels over the last 5 year, most recently The Westin Milwaukee that opened in June 2017. Before that, Doug was a Principal at Kahler Slater for 17 years where he formed and lead the hospitality team working on several urban and suburban ground-up development projects for Destination Hotels & Resorts, First Hospitality, Marcus Hotel & Resorts and Virginia Tech University, to name a few. He started his development career with Boer Architects designing residential and commercial projects.
Working in close collaboration with our development and project management team, Doug will lead and be responsible for executing our strategic development and growth plan, including real estate acquisition/entitlements, pre-construction and site/franchise related approvals.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Doug holds degrees in Building Science and Architecture from Victoria University in Wellington.