- Names Chris Fradin Vice President of Client Services for Europe
NEW YORK, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes Travel Guide today took the next step in its global expansion, announcing the opening of its European headquarters in London, and naming Chris Fradin as Vice President of Client Services for Europe.
Responding to increasing demand for its global star ratings platform worldwide, this marks the first time Forbes Travel Guide has maintained a headquarters in Europe. Headed by Fradin, the London office joins Forbes Travel Guide offices in Atlanta, New York and Hong Kong. Forbes Travel Guide now rates hotels in sixteen countries on four continents. The company expects to make further announcements detailing its rapidly accelerating international expansion in the coming weeks.
"We are pleased to welcome Chris Fradin to our unmatched team of Forbes Travel Guide professionals worldwide and launch our office in London," said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. "We are expanding both our service capacity and our base of rated Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended hotels throughout Europe." Inzerillo concluded, "The expansion of Forbes Travel Guide continues to accelerate, as we expand our capability to help discerning consumers make better luxury travel decisions around the world, while serving the luxury hospitality community."
Fradin reports to Peter Kressaty, Forbes Travel Guide's Senior Vice President of Client Services.
"I am delighted to join Forbes Travel Guide at this dynamic and important moment in the brand's worldwide expansion," said Fradin. "The company has achieved important growth milestones in the past year, and this is just the very beginning. I am looking forward to working with and supporting Forbes Travel Guide partner hotels throughout Europe, as we expand the brand's prestige and influence throughout the continent in response to growing demand."
Forbes Travel Guide announced a push into Latin America in 2014, with the expansion of its star ratings system to Mexico, The Caribbean, and key markets in Argentina and Brazil. Last month, it announced its first star rated hotels in Bangkok, Thailand, Guangzhou, China, and Tokyo, Japan. Also last month, Forbes Travel Guide released its annual list of top rated hotels, restaurants and spas for 2015, recognizing hundreds of Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended properties in the markets it rates — the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Costa Rica, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Guangzhou.
About Chris Fradin:
Chris Fradin brings seventeen years of sales, marketing and client service experience, most of it in travel and hospitality.
Fradin joined Preferred Hotel Group in 2006, and directed the organization's marketing programs across EMEA. From 2009 to 2013, he headed up Preferred's London office as Regional Director (UK, Ireland & Nordics), focusing on the overall relationship with luxury hotel members.
After a stint with global giant, Samsung Electronics, developing European-wide relationships with key hotel groups, Fradin joined D&D London driving all sales and marketing initiatives for the group. Earlier in his career, Fradin held sales and marketing positions in London with The Financial Times Euromoney Institutional Investor and British Telecommunications (BT).
About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide's list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, giving registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.
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