LodgeNet Names Hotel Industry Veteran Thomas W. Storey As President Of
Former Fairmont Hotel Executive to Lead Renewed Focus on LodgeNet Customer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 4, 2013
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --LodgeNet Interactive
Corporation, the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity
services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they
serve, has named Thomas (Tom) W. Storey as President of Hospitality.
Mr. Storey, formerly Executive Vice President Business Strategy for Fairmont
Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) and President of Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts, will be responsible for leading all of the company's hospitality
related strategic initiatives and operational activities.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Tom joining our team," said Michael
Ribero, LodgeNet CEO. "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. "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."
Mr. Storey hasserved in various senior management roles over the course of
his career, making significant contributions in the areas of business
development, strategic planning, hotel technology and sales and marketing
while working for Marriott Hotels, Carlson Companies, Promus Hotels
Corporation and Doubletree Hotels, among others. Mr. Storey has been honored
with a number of high-profile awards including being named to the list ofThe
Top 25 Industry Leaders for Business Travel News and Travel Agent magazine as
well as appearing on the Marketing 100 list as awarded by Advertising Age
magazine, among others.
LodgeNet was recently acquired by a syndicate of investors led by Colony
Capital LLC, a global real estate investment firm and one of the largest
investors in hospitality assets.
LodgeNet Interactive is the leading provider of interactive media and
connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the
consumers they serve. Recently named by Advertising Age as one of the Leading
100 US Media Companies, LodgeNet serves approximately 1.5 million hotel rooms
worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States.
The Company's services include: Interactive Television, Broadband and
Advertising Media Solutions along with nationwide technical and professional
support services. LodgeNet owns and operates businesses under the industry
leading brands LodgeNet, The Hotel Networks and LodgeNet Healthcare. For more
information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.
SOURCE LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
Contact: Ann Parker, Director, Corporate Communications, 605-988-1000,
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