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Hotel Heroes

Hotel Heroes



The Hotel Heroes are a panel of trusted experts sharing their experience and knowledge with the wider hotel industry with the aim of educating and empowering their peers.

Joe Pettigrew
Director of Revenue Maximisation, Europe Hotels, Starwood Capital Group
Specialist subject: Commercial strategy
“I'm excited to take part in creating a constructive forum where we can share ideas and make the entire travel industry better for our guests.“
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Blessy Townes
Vice President & Head of Digital, Discovery Hospitality
Specialist subject: SEO, SEM, websites & integrated marketing communications
“With over 17 years of experience in Digital Marketing, eight years of those in hospitality, I am inspired to share best practice and expertise from an out-of-the-box perspective.”
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Rob Paterson
CEO, Best Western Hotels & Resorts GB
Specialist subject: Distribution & revenue management
“I'm most passionate about creative, commercial marketing. I believe commercial creativity is what separates the good from the great hoteliers.”
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Katherine Solomon
Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Arlo Hotels
Specialist subject: Revenue management
“I look forward to sharing and collaborating with other passionate hospitality professionals.”
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Justyn Hornor
Senior Product Manager, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Specialist subject: Digital, innovation and eCommerce conversion rate optimization
“As a nerd who's been involved in multiple digitally transforming industries, I'm excited to be a part of empowering the hospitality industry to make that same leap.”
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Nicolas Durand
Senior Director of Global Distribution, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
Specialist subject: Revenue management optimization, Digital Marketing and Distribution
“I'm excited to share best practices with hoteliers who go through similar challenges. I will also represent hotels in the Middle East!”
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Pelayo Pando
eCommerce Business Development & Market Strategy Director, NH Hotel Group
Specialist subject: eCommerce; business strategy; common sense
“I’m passionate about business, travel and technology. I’m excited to be a member of The Hotel Heroes: it has the potential to become a forum for sharing best practices and learning from each other in the business.”
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Dr Jan Sammeck
Director of eCommerce, Deutsche Hospitality
Specialist subject: Online marketing; traffic acquisition and traffic utilization; website usability and design
“I’m interested in direct revenue growth and taking on the challenge of fighting against giants!”
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Inderpreet Banga
Vice President Channel & Distribution Strategy, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Specialist subject: Distribution strategy
“I love to help hotels and owners reach their maximum profitability. I’m looking forward to assisting the industry with best practices and ensuring we’re working in tandem to make the industry stronger and more resilient than ever before.”
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Ludovic Cacciapaglia
Assistant Vice-President Global Distribution, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Specialist subject: Commercial Strategy, eCommerce, B2B Distribution and Metasearch
“I look forward to sharing best practices with fellow hoteliers and helping them build knowledge to effectively manage their hotel distribution.”
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