Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. announced the appointment of Jeremy Bellinghausen ('01) as president of HotelClub. Jeremy joins HotelClub from R.H. Donnelley, where he served as vice president of advertiser products and general manager of Business.com. Jeremy succeeds Chloe Lim, who is leaving HotelClub to pursue other opportunities.
"We're delighted to welcome Jeremy Bellinghausen to Orbitz Worldwide as President of HotelClub," said Barney Harford, president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "Jeremy brings extensive leadership and product management experience to HotelClub, as developed in a variety of roles at R.H. Donnelley, Business.com and eBay's Rent.com.
"I also want to take the opportunity to thank Chloe Lim most warmly for her significant contributions to HotelClub. We wish her well in her future endeavors," continued Harford.
"I am excited to be taking the helm at HotelClub at such an important stage in the company's development," said Jeremy Bellinghausen, incoming president of HotelClub. "HotelClub offers a groundbreaking membership rewards program and hotel selection that is both broad and deep, with particular focus on traditionally underserved destinations across the Asia Pacific region."
Through the HotelClub rewards program customers earn Member Dollars that can be applied to future bookings at over 60,000 hotels worldwide.
Hotels have multiple options for distributing their rooms through HotelClub, including the SmartRetail commission-based model, which radically simplifies accounting processes for smaller hotels in underserved markets. Hotels interested in working with HotelClub should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jeremy Bellinghausen
Prior to joining HotelClub Jeremy Bellinghausen was vice president, advertiser products with R.H. Donnelley, responsible for developing performance and inclusion-based online advertising products for the online Dex properties including DexKnows.com. Previously within R.H. Donnelly he served as general manager of Business.com. Jeremy joined Business.com in 2006 prior to its acquisition by R.H. Donnelley in 2007. Before Business.com Jeremy served in the business operations and product strategy groups at eBay's Rent.com. He joined Rent.com in 2004 prior to its acquisition by eBay. Jeremy holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Jeremy and his family will be relocating to HotelClub's headquarters in Sydney.