August 30, 2014 5:21 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Hotels.com

Company Overview

Hotels.com provides online booking services for discount hotel rooms and other lodging accommodations through its network of localized websites. The company also offers telephone booking services through its call centers and booking through third-party marketing and distribution agreements. It serves travelers worldwide. The company's partners include Hilton, Sheraton, Wyndham, Hyatt, Loews, Radisson, Best Western, La Quinta, Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree, and Hampton Inn. The company was formerly known as Hotel Reservations Network, Inc. and changed its name to Hotels.com in April 2002. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Hotels.com operates as a subsidiary of...

5400 LBJ Freeway

Suite 500

Dallas, TX 75240

United States

Founded in 1991

1,150 Employees

Phone:

469-335-1000

Fax:

866-331-1968

Key Executives for Hotels.com

Chief Technology Officer
Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 48
Vice President of Marketing - EMEA
Director of Public Relations
Vice President of Global Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Hotels.com Key Developments

Hotels.com Appoints Stuart Silberg to the Position of Chief Technology Officer

Hotels.com 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 the company, 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. The appointment emphasizes 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.

Judge in Texas Decides $55 Million in Hotel Tax Dispute Against Expedia Inc., Hotwire, Inc., Hotels.com, Priceline.com Incorporated and Orbitz Worldwide, Inc

A federal judge in Texas has decided 11 online travel companies must pay $55 million to cities in a dispute over hotel occupancy taxes. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio set total damages and interest. Garcia had requested that both sides reach an agreement on the amount owed as he prepares to enter his final ruling in the 2006 class-action case. The lawsuit to recover tourism tax revenue named online travel groups including Expedia Inc., Hotwire Inc., Hotels.com, Priceline.com and Orbitz Worldwide Inc.

Hotels.com Launches Two New Apps for Windows 8

Hotels.com has launched two new apps for Windows 8, an iteration of its highly successful app specifically designed for mobile and another built specifically for Windows 8 tablet. The new apps enable customers using Windows 8 on-the-go to easily and quickly research, search and book hotel accommodation, as well as review reservations, read customer reviews and search for specific mobile-only deals. Alongside this, Hotels.com customers can also: Pin a page to their homepage at any point in the App, whether it is a specific hotel or their upcoming reservation; this then allows them to have instant access to that information. 'Discover' regions from across the world directly on the home page, including Africa, Asia and Europe when using the tablet app. It then drills down into country- and city-specific information offering inspiration to those undecided on their holiday destination.

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