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Matthew Sparks

EVP & Chief Development Officer

Matthew Sparks is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV). In this role, Mr. Sparks is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s development and acquisitions pipeline. He also manages and optimizes the HGV portfolio of assets as well as the company’s fee-for-service and joint venture relationships. Additionally, he oversees the design and construction group.

Mr. Sparks has nearly 30 years of global development and acquisition experience in the hospitality industry. He has been active in all aspects of hospitality real estate and brand development including acquisitions, joint venture structuring, repositioning and new construction.

Prior to HGV, Mr. Sparks served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Park Hotels & Resorts where he established and oversaw the company’s investment and acquisition strategy. Prior to his role at Park Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Sparks served as Hilton’s Senior Vice President, Luxury & Corporate Development, where he managed the company’s full service, corporate and luxury/lifestyle brand growth and development in North America. Previous roles include Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Sage Hospitality Resources and senior development positions at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.

Mr. Sparks holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business and currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and The Real Estate Counsel for the program.