MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — White Lodging is pleased to announce that Doug Nysse has joined White Lodging as its new VP of Development.

“I am thrilled to join White Lodging and support their strategic growth plan with a targeted focus on premium-branded hotels in select markets,” Nysse said.

Nysse joins White Lodging from Arrival Partners where he served as lead development executive of numerous premium-branded hotels over the last five years, most recently The Westin Milwaukee. The hotel opened in June and was named as Marriott International’s Full Service Development of the Year.

Prior to that, Nysse was a Principal at Kahler Slater for 17 years where he formed and led the hospitality team working on award-winning urban developments, destination resorts and university hotels.

Working in close collaboration with the company’s development and project management team, Nysse will lead and be responsible for executing White Lodging’s strategic development and growth plan, including real estate acquisition/entitlements, pre-construction and site/franchise related approvals. White Lodging’s development pipeline totals over $1.1 billion in total investment including 12 newly constructed premium branded hotels that will be opening over the next 36 months.

White Lodging Services Corporation, established in 1985, is the fastest growing hotel ownership, development, and management company in America.  An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select service hotels. White Lodging operates more than 165-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands — including Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, and InterContinental Hotel Group — in 19 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. For more information about White Lodging, visit, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Kathleen Sebastian
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