Pegasus Solutions has named David Millili chief web officer, a new role he will hold concurrent to his position as chief executive officer of Open Hospitality®, a Pegasus Solutions company. In this role, Millili will assume responsibility for Pegasus’ complete online presence, including Pegasus Solutions, Utell® Hotels & Resorts, Open Hospitality and www.hotelbook.com™.
Millili has led Open Hospitality for the last eight years, during which time, it has become a recognized industry leader in providing hotel Internet marketing services, including design, website development and hosting, mobile platforms, online search and marketing. A former hotel general manager, Millili has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, becoming a sought-after source in the online marketing of hotels. In addition to founding Open Hospitality, which was recently acquired by Pegasus, Millili co-founded Timeless Hospitality. At Open Hospitality, he provides a diverse client base of more than 600 hotels in 38 countries with comprehensive online hotel Internet services.
“David has worked with some of the most renowned names in the hotel industry – Helmsley, Empire Hotels, Arora, Warwick and many others – to design and deliver revenue-focused online strategies,” said Mike Kistner, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “As Pegasus moves to become one of the top online hotel marketers in the hospitality industry, it’s important for us to leverage the same proven tools and expertise that our hotel customers will now be using to match the provider with the service.”
With his Open Hospitality team, Millili has developed customized websites, high-yielding email campaigns, social media and search engine management strategies that have earned critical acclaim and awards, including the coveted Google certification. The company is based in New York City and maintains regional offices worldwide.
Millili currently teaches a course on distribution at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events.
About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus Solutions is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, supplying the award-winning RezView® NG central reservation system, electronic distribution services, advanced agency commission processing and payment services, and hotel marketing representation services. Founded in 1989, Pegasus created and launched the hotel switch, and today its customers include approximately 90,000 properties around the globe as well as a majority of the world’s travel agencies. Additionally, Pegasus’ powerful representation arm incorporates Utell® Hotels & Resorts and Utell Connect, services that have been chosen by more than 6,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries. Pegasus is the hotel industry’s most experienced third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialist. It also powers the niche consumer website www.hotelbook.com™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. The company’s widely followed monthly data report The Pegasus View has been awarded a 2011 Stevie Award, and is recognized as the only hospitality report to monitor both actual business and leisure bookings.
Open Hospitality, a Pegasus Solutions company, delivers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options. Its award-winning marketing solutions focus exclusively on hotels and hospitality verticals, helping independent hotels, groups and chains raise online visibility, build market share and increase online reservations.
Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including Dallas, London, New York, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com, www.utell.com or www.openhospitality.com.