Michael Jacques, Travel Industry Veteran, Joins Trailblazing Travel Tech Solution Smart Hotel Rate to Lead Business Development

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Respected and heavily-networked travel innovation champion will elicit customer needs in the technology-centric return of business travel

NEW YORK, November 30, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hotel analytics technology solution Smart Hotel Rate today announced the addition of travel executive Michael Jacques to lead business development. Jacques comes to the tech start-up with over 35 years of experience across all aspects of the travel industry, as well as connections to industry influencers across the globe.

"We could not be more excited for Michael to join Smart Hotel Rate," said co-founder John Packel. "We’ve built something truly special and cutting-edge, and leadership from a tenured, creative veteran will allow us to better communicate our vision and bring forward-thinking customer partners on board."

"This is a pivotal time for our industry," said Jacques. "There is a widening divide between those who are clinging to the past - the legacy systems, processes and sensibilities - vs. those who are working tirelessly to redefine and propel the industry forward. Smart Hotel Rate falls definitively in that latter group, and I am thrilled to align myself with its mission - and with the talented professionals making it happen."

Smart Hotel Rate employs proprietary algorithms and APIs to enable TMCs, corporations and hotels to access a single set of data - resulting in unrivaled accuracy, transparency and trust throughout the end-to-end management of hotel programs. Powerful analytics and easy-to-use dashboards quickly deliver visibility, insights and a level of confidence that are impossible to achieve otherwise.

"The potential of this technology platform is limitless," said Smart Hotel Rate co-founder Henrik Conradsen, "and we look forward to Michael helping the dream of an efficient, automated, leakage- and RFP-free world become a reality."

About Smart Hotel Rate

Smart Hotel Rate is a SaaS platform created in 2019 with a single goal in mind: to create transformative technology that takes waste and complication out of the business travel ecosystem. This accelerates industry innovation for corporations, travel management companies, hotels and other travel tech companies. It is the only platform where all parties access the same set of hotel data - a single source of truth. Powerful analytics and easy-to-use dashboards quickly deliver visibility, insights and a level of confidence that are impossible to achieve otherwise. Visit smarthotelrate.io or contact John Packel, Co-CEO at John@SmartHotelRate.io.

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Contacts

John Packel, Co-CEO, John@SmartHotelRate.io

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