HRS Names Jonathan Hamblett to Key Executive Role to Enhance Engagement with Hotel Chains in the Americas
Hamblett’s Experience on Supply and Demand Sides of Corporate Hospitality Positions Him to Help HRS Redefine the Corporate Lodging Model
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.
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 programme leaders and business travellers 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.”