The Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, has appointed Eben Hewitt as its chief information officer.
Hewitt previously served as chief technology officer at Sabre Hospitality, a technology provider for the hospitality industry, serving more than 40,000 hotels and resorts spanning 160 countries. Hewitt also brings experience from prior technology leadership roles at Choice Hotels and O’Reilly Media.
Hewitt has published books on enterprise architecture, software design and database management systems, including Technology Strategy Patterns.
Hyatt Hotels’ portfolio includes more than 1,150 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 71 countries across six continents. Hewitt has joined the hospitality company’s commercial services leadership team.
Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer, said: “Eben’s tenacity and drive will bring a fresh perspective to Hyatt and play a critical role in scaling our IT platform to grow and diversify our brand and guest offerings.” He added: “Our guest-centred IT is grounded in active listening to the needs of our guests, colleagues and owners, and designed to enhance every part of the hospitality experience.”