Stephen Fitzgerald named Chief Operating Officer
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, June 17, 2009 – Felix Laboy has been named President and General Manager of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, which provides the most comprehensive marketing and distribution tools for the hotel and hospitality industry, Sabre officials announced today.
Stephen Fitzgerald has been named Chief Operating Officer for Sabre Hospitality Solutions.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions leverages the strength and breadth of Sabre’s highly acclaimed global distribution system (GDS), marketing and distribution tools: SynXis, which provides distribution technology and marketing services, E-site Marketing, the leading hospitality Internet marketing solutions provider, Sabre Travel Network Hotels, GDS distribution and media products provider and Bidstork, which develops, delivers and manages hotel requests for proposals into a single organization.
“Sabre already offers the most comprehensive hospitality solutions in the industry, all geared toward increasing our customers’ revenues, offering new opportunities to save money and providing flexibility to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Greg Webb, chief marketing officer of Sabre. “We believe that bringing together our hospitality brands will benefit our customers by having our expert tools and services available to them in a single shop.”
Laboy has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry including co-founding E-site Marketing, which was acquired by Sabre in 2007. During his career, he served in executive-level roles for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts. He also worked for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau.
“The hospitality industry is evolving and growing in so many exciting ways and Sabre Hospitality Solutions is uniquely positioned to be the driving force to help the industry flourish,” said Laboy. “Our proven solutions have transformed many of our customers’ businesses and there is much more to come from Sabre Hospitality Solutions.”
Fitzgerald has been with Sabre for nearly four years, where he has served as Sabre Travel Network Vice President of global hotel, car, rail and cruise distribution. He previously served as Vice President, Hotel Relations and Operations for Hotwire.com and has served in operations, marketing and sales leadership roles with several hotel chains.
About Sabre Holdings
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, the company has approximately 9,000 employees in 59 countries and is owned by private equity firms Silver Lake Partners and TPG. More information is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.