ATLANTA, GA (August 1, 2022) — North Point Hospitality, an Atlanta-based hotel development and management company, is pleased to announce Whip Triplett as their Chief Operating Officer. Whip first joined the company in August 2001 as Vice-President & General Manager.  Based in Savannah, Georgia, he has most recently served as Executive Vice-President.

This new title of Chief Operating Officer more clearly defines and formalizes the fact that Whip has been and will continue to oversee all day to day administrative and operational functions at the corporate level in Atlanta, within all open and operating hotels, as well as development projects at all stages.

“Whip is the epitome of what it takes to be a successful COO with his strong managerial, communication and leadership skills,” said S. Jay Patel, President and CEO of North Point Hospitality. “Most importantly, he is always working towards a path for future successes for all our team members.  I welcome the opportunity to continue to work along-side Whip for many years to come.”

A 1992 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Whip has more than 38 years of hospitality experience. With a commitment to community, he served as the 2006 chairman of Visit Savannah, the 2011 and 2019 Chairman of Savannah Tourism and Leadership Council, and chairman of the 2016 Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has served as president of Leadership Savannah, and he currently holds a position on the Hilton Product Advisory Council. In 2014, he and his wife, Stephanie, established an endowed scholarship in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Auburn University, where he currently serves as Chair of that program’s advisory board.