Loews Hotels Hires Oliver Bonke as CCO
- Jan 15, 2016
New York—Loews Hotels & Resorts recently appointed its first Chief Commercial Officer.
Oliver Bonke joins the team on the CCO position and will oversee the strategic growth of the Loews family of brands, including Loews Hotels & Resorts, Loews Regency and the OE Collection, in addition to taking ownership of Sales, Marketing, Guest-Facing Technology and Public Affairs.
“The newly created positon of a Chief Commercial Officer is vital as Loews experiences a significant growth period. Oliver’s three decades of experience operating luxury brands, and deep knowledge and insights into both U.S. and international markets, are critical assets for our successful brand expansion both domestically and abroad,” said Kirk Kinsell, president & CEO, Loews Hotels & Resorts, in a prepared statement. “As someone who has worked closely with Oliver, I know his tremendous impact on performance and people, and am delighted that Oliver has chosen to join Loews Hotels.”
Prior to this role, Bonke served as CCO of the Americas at InterContinental Hotel Group since 2013. He led the Americas Commercial Team across all top-line drivers of Brand, Loyalty, Distribution, Sales, Revenue Management and Digital & Partner Marketing and also served as the strategy and integration leader for IHG’s acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Resorts. Prior to IHG, Bonke spent 24 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc., holding several sales, marketing and operations leadership positions across the globe, before departing the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.