Groups360™, a leading online global marketplace for meetings, has expanded its leadership team with the return of David O’Donohoe as its Vice President of Brand Engagement. In his new role, O’Donohoe will manage engagement of hotel brands with Groups360. O’Donohoe also recently accepted an appointment to the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) board, the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth.
“We’re thrilled to have David back on the team,” said Tim Flors, Chief Sales Officer. “His combined experience as a hotelier and a hospitality tech veteran uniquely position him to work with existing and new hotel brand partners in building even stronger solutions for distribution, and with his recent appointment to the HSMAI board, we’re excited to empower him to bring even greater solutions to the hotel industry.”
O’Donohoe’s career combines more than twenty-five years of experience as a hotelier for brands like Sheraton and formerly Starwood as well as leadership for meetings management company StarCite.
“I’ve been privileged to work with, consult with and serve hoteliers and hotel companies, and for the past several years, I have heard their major point of concern loud and clear: Help us control the increasing cost of distribution while delivering a great shopping experience for our consumers,” said O’Donohoe. “I re-joined Groups360 because it is a company that has listened very carefully to those concerns, built and presented a state-of-the-art, unbiased and disruptive technology that will greatly assist hoteliers in successfully addressing many of the significant issues they face.”
As the former vice president of hospitality sales and strategy for Groups360, O’Donohoe is well positioned to take Groups360 into its next stage of growth.
“Part of making group travel simple is making sure our meeting planner customers have access to unbiased information about the destinations and the properties they’re considering,” said Flors. “While we already have more than 170,000 hotel properties active in our marketplace, David’s reprised role will allow us to continue to grow that number in a way that benefits hotels and planners alike.”
To learn more about Groups360 or to take advantage of the GroupSync suite of tools, visit www.groups360.com.
About Groups 360
Groups360 was founded in 2014 with the goal of simplifying and transforming the ways meetings are booked. The company’s search engine, GroupSync™, using its proprietary matching algorithms designed specifically for meeting planners, has helped place thousands of events at the right venue, saving planners time and money. The company’s price predictor tool delivers improved transparency, reducing time and effort required to book meetings for both the hotel and the planner. Groups360’s management team has decades of experience in the meetings and events industry and provides the right mix of technology and experienced advisors. Using GroupSync™, planners can search over 170,000 properties in 225 countries. Learn more at www.groups360.com.