LodgeNet Names Storey President of Hospitality
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SIOUX FALLS, SD—LodgeNet Interactive Corporation has named Thomas W. Storey as President of Hospitality. He will be responsible for leading all of the company’s hospitality related strategic initiatives and operational activities.
Formerly EVP Business Strategy for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) and President of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Storey has also served in various senior management roles, working for Marriott Hotels, Carlson Companies, Promus Hotels Corporation and Doubletree Hotels, among others.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Tom joining our team,” Michael Ribero, LodgeNet CEO, said in a statement. “With nearly 30 years of industry experience in some of the most prestigious hospitality organizations in the world, he brings an impressive record of successful strategic leadership along with the perspective of a seasoned hotel veteran and the respect of his peers throughout the industry. This combination will be invaluable as we re‐focus our company to become a more flexible and responsive partner for our media and connectivity customers in the hospitality space.”
“I am honored to join the LodgeNet team, and I look forward to the incredible opportunities the company has to reclaim its position of undisputed leadership in the hospitality industry,” said Storey in a statement. “The first step toward that goal will be to engage our customers more intensively, and I welcome the responsibility of leading that effort as we re‐commit our organization to actively listening to hoteliers and working with them toward solutions that will help them achieve their business objectives.”
LodgeNet was recently acquired by a syndicate of investors led by Colony Capital LLC, a global real estate investment firm.
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