, the only place to book hotel suites that are great for groups of 4-12 people, today announced that James Colquhoun has joined its executive team as SVP of Partnerships & Business Development from Hyatt where he was the VP of Distribution Strategy & Channel Management. In his role, Colquhoun will oversee strategic initiatives and partnerships contributing to the brand's ongoing growth.
Colquhoun has more than a decade of experience in the hotel industry, with extensive experience in marketing and operations—driving revenue, negotiating contracts and maximizing profitability for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Most recently, Colquhoun served as Hyatt's Vice President of Distribution Strategy & Channel Management, where he was responsible for overseeing all 3rd party distribution partners including online travel agents and wholesalers, and for developing strategies to optimize the distribution channel mix and improve hotel profitability. He also served as Hyatt's board member for Roomkey.com, an online website established by six hotel chains, and for Journera, a new data startup funded by hotel and airline companies.
"Suiteness represents true innovation in the travel and hospitality industry," said James Colquhoun, SVP of Partnerships & Business Development at Suiteness. "I look forward to helping hotels improve the guest experience and reach today's travelers with new and unique stay occasions through increased offerings of suites and connecting rooms."
Suiteness offers hotels a channel to unlock their underutilized inventory. The company has been growing rapidly, with hotels on the platform up by four times since August 2017.
"James brings experience and a proven track record in brand and partnership building to the Suiteness team," said Robbie Bhathal, Co-Founder and CEO of Suiteness. "We've seen the benefit that our platform brings to the hospitality industry, and we are excited to have James on board to help further build out partnerships with hotels and really take Suiteness to the next level."
By providing travelers with accommodations that combine the space of a vacation rental with the benefits of a hotel, Suiteness appeals to the needs of the modern traveler, especially those travelling in groups. For more information about Suiteness and the services offered, please visit http://www.suiteness.com
Suiteness is a hospitality tech company that offers the first online booking platform exclusively for hotel stays and connected rooms. Accommodations range from standard one-bedroom suites to spacious stays with multiple attached rooms and common areas. The company is carving a niche for itself in the international travel industry as the leading website for hotel suites and is finding success with group travelers and families looking for a nice place to stay together.
Suiteness was launched in 2015, with funding and support from investors including Y Combinator, Structure Capital, Keystone Capital, Bullpen Capital, Global Founders Fund, and Max Levchin's SciFi Ventures. The platform currently has over 200,000 members and has access to more than 30,000 suites from leading hotel groups such as Viceroy Hotel Group, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, Langham and more. Suiteness is present in key markets such as Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Hawaii, San Francisco, Washington DC, Phoenix, San Diego, and London. The company is expanding its suite inventory rapidly in key markets across the world. For more information on Suiteness, please visit http://www.suiteness.com
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