April 2, 2012
Hotels.com, the leading online hotel specialist, has today announced the appointment of
as Vice President, Global Product.
In this role Jay will be responsible for overseeing the development and roll out of the Hotels.com product on a global basis including enhancements to the desktop website and the full suite of mobile touch points including apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Hotels.com currently operates over 85 local sites in more than 34 languages.
Jay is based in the Hotels.com
office and reports directly to the Hotels.com President,
Booker comments, "We are pleased to welcome Adam to the Hotels.com team. His past experience perfectly equips him to lead our Product team forward. Over the past year we have been investing heavily in the Hotels.com product to ensure our customers can simply and quickly find the hotel that is right for them - our aim is to offer an unsurpassed booking experience. We have also introduced a portfolio of industry leading mobile products. In 2012 we are continuing this programme of development with Adam at the helm."
Jay joins Hotels.com from Travelport, the GDS and travel agency software player, where he spent four years as VP Strategy & Business Transformation. Previously he worked as Head of Product for
plc, and spent seven years with The Boston Consulting Group.
Jay holds a PPE degree from Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
As part of Expedia Inc, which operates in all major markets, Hotels.com offers almost 149,000 hotels, B&Bs and serviced apartments worldwide. If a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com will match it. Hotels.com benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates for its customers, plus there are more than 3 million reviews from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed choice when booking. Travellers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centres.