Felix Laboy has been named president and general manager of Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Stephen Fitzgerald has been named COO for Sabre Hospitality Solutions.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions leverages Sabre’s global distribution system (GDS), marketing and distribution tools: SynXis, which provides distribution technology and marketing services; E-site Marketing, a hospitality Internet marketing solutions provider; Sabre Travel Network Hotels, GDS distribution and media products provider; and Bidstork, which develops, delivers and manages hotel requests for proposals into a single organization.
“Sabre already offers the most comprehensive hospitality solutions in the industry, all geared toward increasing our customers’ revenues, offering new opportunities to save money and providing flexibility to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Greg Webb, CMO of Sabre. “We believe that bringing together our hospitality brands will benefit our customers by having our expert tools and services available to them in a single shop.”
Laboy has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry including co-founding E-site Marketing, which was acquired by Sabre in 2007. During his career, he served in executive-level roles for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts. He also worked for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau.
“The hospitality industry is evolving and growing in so many exciting ways and Sabre Hospitality Solutions is uniquely positioned to be the driving force to help the industry flourish,” said Laboy. “Our proven solutions have transformed many of our customers’ businesses and there is much more to come from Sabre Hospitality Solutions.”
Fitzgerald has been with Sabre for nearly four years, where he has served as Sabre Travel Network vice president of global hotel, car, rail and cruise distribution. He previously served as vice president of hotel relations and operations for Hotwire.com and has served in operations, marketing and sales leadership roles with several hotel chains.