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HRS Names Jonathan Hamblett to Key Executive Role to Enhance Engagement with Hotel Chains in the Americas

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HRS,
the leading Global Hotel Solutions provider in the enterprise segment,
announced the appointment of Jonathan Hamblett to the position of Senior
Vice President for Hotel Solutions in the Americas. Mr. Hamblett leads
the company’s engagement with the hotel community in the Americas, from
the world’s largest chains to a broad range of smaller groups and
independent properties.

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HRS named Jonathan Hamblett to the position of Senior Vice President – Hotel Solutions. Hamblett is based in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Hamblett works closely with HRS
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions Suzanne Neufang.

Together, they are building upon the progress HRS has already made
helping corporations and hoteliers streamline the corporate
accommodation process with data-driven strategies and tactics.

Mr. Hamblett has been on the front lines of managed travel innovation.
He joins HRS after serving as VP of Supplier Relationships for BridgeStreet,
helping that company work with extended-stay properties seeking
long-term corporate bookings. Prior to that, he was VP of Supplier
Relations for Upside,
a startup where he managed commercial partnerships for three years. He
also worked for American Express Global Business Travel and Starwood
Hotels earlier in his career.

“I wanted my next stop to be with a company that brings a creative
approach to addressing the challenges in our industry,” said Mr.
Hamblett. “HRS’ value proposition is re-shaping the way companies
source, shop, book and pay for hotels. The company’s growing client
roster – especially
its recent Fortune 500 additions
– speaks to marketplace
momentum, and our 500+ hotel-facing experts around the world are
unmatched.”

Mr. Hamblett, who is based in Maryland, reports to HRS
Group CEO Tobias Ragge
. “Jonathan’s experience – from established
global TMC to the entrepreneurial
startup – positions him perfectly for this role,” said Mr. Ragge. “More
than ever, the hotel community is interested in moving on from models
and processes that are challenged to serve educated corporate program
leaders and business travelers with evolving expectations. We’re excited
to have Jonathan on board to work with hotels and facilitate deeper
supplier relationships that benefit our corporate clients.”

About HRS

HRS simplifies business travel. Corporate travel managers and business
travellers around the world trust HRS to find the best accommodation and
simplify all processes related to their business travel. In addition to
professional hotel sourcing and the negotiation of corporate rates with
hotels, HRS optimises paperless payment of hotel accommodation and
meetings, as well as automated invoice processing. More than 3,000
multinational corporations rely on HRS Global Hotel Solutions. Customers
include global Fortune 500 companies, including Google, Siemens,
Alibaba, China Mobile and Volkswagen. HRS pursues clear goals: savings
for companies and high traveller satisfaction. Founded in Cologne in
1972, HRS today has more than 1,500 employees in more than 35 offices
worldwide – including Berlin, London, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris,
San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and
Warsaw. Clients and business travellers benefit from HRS’ global network
combined with local market expertise. Further information at corporate.hrs.com.