LONDON, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Hotels.com, the world's leading hotel booking website, has appointed Stuart
Silberg to the position of Chief Technology Officer.
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Stuart brings over 20 years' industry experience, and was previously
Vice President of Technology at Hotels.com, where he headed up the technology team in London. Since joining the
company three years ago, Stuart has successfully implemented an Agile
approach to product development which has improved working processes,
development timelines and productivity within the business. Stuart has
built a first class technology team whilst increasing efficiency at the
company. Prior to his current role at Hotels.com, Stuart has held key technology leadership positions at Move.com,
Kaiser Permanente, and K-Mart.
"Stuart's wealth of technology experience and innovative approach to
development perfectly equips him for the role of CTO," says Scott
Booker, President of Hotels.com. "Having led and implemented many successful technology projects during
his time at Hotels.com, Stuart's achievements include establishing and growing the London
technology team and overseeing the development of the pioneering Hotels.com mobile applications, which have been downloaded more than 15 million
times. We are delighted that he's now taking on an even bigger role in
driving Hotels.com's product offering forward."
The appointment emphasises the importance of technology within the
business and highlights its unique approach to development and
innovation within the technology space. The position of Chief
Technology Officer was created following the formation of Hotels.com's technology team which was set up by Silberg. The company has since
put technology at the forefront of its operations and is constantly
striving to develop cutting edge products and services for its
Outside work Stuart has interests in aviation, photography, and
Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking website with more
than 200,000 properties around the world, through the Expedia Inc.
global network of websites, ranging from international chains and
all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts.
Travellers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual
call centres. Apps for mobile phones and tablets enable customers to
book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Through its
loyalty programme Welcome Rewards, customers can earn a free night for
every 10 nights stayed at over 85,000 hotels, subject to terms and
conditions, as seen at http://www.hotels.com.
For further information:
Media Contacts: Alison Couper, Hotels.com firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)207-019-2360