HSMAI Recognizes Jay Hubbs of Remington Hotels as 'Top 25 Extraordinary Mind in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization of 2018'

USA, Dallas, Florida. January 07, 2019

Remington Hotels, a premier hotel management company, proudly announces senior vice president of eCommerce and digital marketing, Jay Hubbs, as one of the 'Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization of 2018' by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). In its 16thyear, this prestigious annual award honors the most innovative thinkers in the hotel and travel industries, acknowledging their significant contributions and successes in delivering exceptional results. Hubbs will be recognized alongside the other honorees at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala and private reception on Jan. 22, 2019, held at the New York Marriott Marquis.

"An active leader in cultivating the future of hospitality Digital Marketing, Jay is a true asset to our team," says Sloan Dean, chief operating officer at Remington Hotels. "We are thrilled to celebrate him and the achievement of this award as our brand embarks on 2019 with significant growth and development plans."

Touting a career of over 25 years in marketing and digital strategy, Hubbs joined Remington in 2013, overseeing all e-Commerce and Digital Marketing efforts for the 80+ branded and independent hotels managed by the company. In his tenure with Remington, Hubbs has led the e-Commerce team in launching a new corporate website and internal portal for Remington Hotels, pushing incremental traffic to hotel websites and vastly improving internal communication. His strategic direction and oversight has driven an impressive increase in Remington direct website revenues, significantly outperforming direct competitor hotels, and increasing hotel market share. Hubbs held the position of Chair of HSMAI's Digital Marking Council and advised on the organization's Revenue Management Advisory Board for three years.

"The 'Top 25' is our annual hot list that celebrates the sales, marketing and revenue management leaders and innovators in our industry," said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and ceo of HSMAI. "The creative strategies, passionate dedication and sharp intelligence of these professionals have not only grown the business within their organizations but have also truly raised the bar for the hospitality industry as a whole."

The 2018 Top 25 recipients were judged by a panel of senior industry executives for their recent work based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation, cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns, triumph in challenging situations, and/or sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.


Jay Hubbs, senior vice president of eCommerce and digital marketing, Remington Hotels
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