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LONDON, ENGLAND, May 07, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- www.Hotels.com, the world's leading hotel booking website, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Remedios as its new Head of Technology.
In his new role Dr Remedios will undertake total responsibility for the Hotels.com technology platform and will lead the company's technology team in its activities to integrate, build, release and maintain the Hotels.com site worldwide. His role will also see him building the Hotels.com technology team in London, firming the development processes, leading innovation to improve site quality and working to increasing customer satisfaction on the site.
Remedios has been associated with Expedia and Hotels.com since February 2009 within a consultancy capacity on a major internal technology project during which time he managed to demonstrate his exemplary leadership qualities. He will bring with him to the new role a wealth of knowledge in the travel and e-commerce arena as well as of the Hotels.com brand.
Remedios is an experienced product, operations and technology leader and previous roles include Chief Technology Officer for Move Inc., responsible for all functions of technology and operations and Chief Information Officer for Shopping.com, part of eBay Inc. Prior to this he was Chief Information Officer for Travelocity and Lastminute.com.
Remedios holds a Ph.D. Computer Control and Fluid Dynamics from Nottingham (Trent) University in the UK and a B.Sc. Physics and Computer Science from Kings College, University of London. He also ran his own company, Star Solutions, Inc. providing consulting services to technology companies, prior to joining Hotels.com.
As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets, Hotels.com offers more than 100,000 quality hotels, B&Bs and serviced apartments worldwide, covering all major US and international tourist destinations, including many San Francisco hotels, New York hotels, Chicago hotels and Orlando hotels. 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 1.8m reviews from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed choice when booking. Hotels.com won the Gold Award for best hotel booking site in Webuser magazine in February 2009.
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