Suiteness, where clients can book hotel suites that are great for groups of 4-12 people, announced that James Colquhoun has joined its executive team as SVP of Partnerships & Business Development from Hyatt where he was the VP of Distribution Strategy & Channel Management. In his role, Colquhoun will oversee strategic initiatives and partnerships contributing to the brand's ongoing growth.
Colquhoun has more than a decade of experience in the hotel industry, with extensive experience in marketing and operations—driving revenue, negotiating contracts and maximizing profitability for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Most recently, Colquhoun served as Hyatt’s Vice President of Distribution Strategy & Channel Management, where he was responsible for overseeing all 3rd party distribution partners including online travel agents and wholesalers, and for developing strategies to optimize the distribution channel mix and improve hotel profitability. He also served as Hyatt’s board member for Roomkey.com, an online website established by six hotel chains, and for Journera, a new data startup funded by hotel and airline companies.
Suiteness offers hotels a channel to unlock their underutilized inventory. The company has been growing rapidly, with hotels on the platform up by four times since August 2017.
By providing travelers with accommodations that combine the space of a vacation rental with the benefits of a hotel, Suiteness appeals to the needs of the modern traveler, especially those travelling in groups.