American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Margaret Bowler as Director, Global Hotel Strategy. In this newly created London-based role, Bowler will report to Wes Bergstrom, Vice-President, Hotel Strategy.
Bowler has extensive experience in leadership roles in the hotel and travel management sectors, including more than 18 years at HRG, where she served as Global Director of Hotel Relations. HRG was acquired by GBT in July 2018.
Mike Qualantone, Executive Vice-President, Global Supplier Relations, said: “Margaret’s appointment is a great example of how the integration of HRG with GBT brings together some of the best talent in the industry, and enables us to deliver greater value to our clients.”
Bowler added: “I’m looking forward to discovering what we can achieve with this great team, our partners and a forward-thinking hotel strategy roadmap. There’s a real opportunity here to continue to develop our hotel offering to enhance our clients’ travel programmes.”