LONDON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Hotels.com, the world's leading hotel booking website, has appointed Stuart Silberg to the position of Chief Technology Officer.
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 customers.
Outside work Stuart has interests in aviation, photography, and travelling.
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.