SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Hospitality Solutions today announced the appointment of Alex Alt to president and general manager, effective April. He replaces Felix Laboy, who has decided to leave to pursue personal interests.
Alt joined Sabre in April 2012 as chief operating officer for Sabre Hospitality. In the past year he has worked with Laboy to grow the business globally, and expand the Sabre Hospitality team, adding experienced leaders in operations, call center and customer care roles. He also led the group's long-term strategy and launched several initiatives to enhance Sabre Hospitality's customer service model.
"Sabre Hospitality has experienced exceptional growth in the past few years, and Felix has been instrumental in leading its evolution from a successful entrepreneurial business to a fully scaled IT solutions provider," said Tom Klein, president, Sabre Holdings. "It is now the fastest-growing business in our portfolio, and I'm confident that Alex's customer-first philosophy and industry experience will serve him well to lead the business."
Prior to joining Sabre, Alt was with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, most recently as senior vice president of global development and strategy, where he played a key role in the global growth and expansion of the business. Before that, he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. In the late 1990s Alt worked in Sabre's Finance department before going on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas in Austin.
Sabre acquired hotel internet marketing company, E-Site Marketing, from Laboy and Robert Dawson in 2007. Together, they rapidly expanded the business and in 2009, it merged with Sabre's hotel reservations division, SynXis, to become Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Today Sabre Hospitality is the leading provider of hotel IT solutions used by more than 18,000 hotel properties worldwide. Dawson remains with the company as vice president, internet marketing & web development solutions.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions provides technology to the global hospitality industry. It operates one of the industry's largest Software-as-a-Service businesses, with its reservations and property management system, marketing and distribution software, and Internet marketing and e-business solutions used by more than 18,000 hotel properties around the world. Each year, it generates more than $5.85 billion in revenue for its customers.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world's largest industry- travel and tourism. For more information please visit: www.sabrehospitality.com.
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