BEST WESTERN® HOTELS & RESORTS’ HAROLD DIBLER HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Dibler’s Contributions to Best Western Hotels & Resorts Recognized by ORBIE Awards

 

Phoenix, Arizona (April 29, 2021) Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Vice President of Technology Management, Harold Dibler, has been recognized for his excellence in technology leadership by ORBIE Awards with the CIO of the Year accolade.

The award presented by ORBIE honors technology leaders who are inspiring and challenge all technology professionals to step up and lead well in their organizations. The winners of this accolade are making a difference in transforming their organizations with technology and enriching the world. Dibler was selected by the awards committee for his strategic and innovative approach to technology management.

“It is an honor to be recognized with this accolade,” said Dibler. “This awards program has a long history of recognizing remarkable technology leaders across a variety of sectors. It is humbling to be added to the list of winners, which is filled with names of those who have transformed their organizations.”

In his role with Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Dibler oversees the company’s critical technology areas of application development and delivery, enterprise architecture, and infrastructure and operations. He has over 30 years of application development and systems integration experience in education, manufacturing, financial and hospitality industries.

“I am thrilled that Harold’s accomplishments have been recognized by ORBIE,” said Greg Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “Harold’s contributions to our organization have played a role in the success of the brand. It is a privilege to work alongside Harold and this accolade is truly well deserved!”

Dibler began his career after receiving an Associates of Arts degree in Computer Programming. He joined Best Western Hotels & Resorts in 1998 as the Manager of Business Applications. In this role, Dibler directed the design and development of applications utilizing life cycle methodology and evaluated, recommended and selected application systems. In 2002, Dibler was promoted to Managing Director of Business Technology and was responsible for software architecture, development and integration. Dibler was also instrumental in the adoption and implementation of several critical business services utilizing XML and OpenTravel standards. Prior to working for Best Western Hotels & Resrots, Dibler held several senior positions in Information Services, including vice president of MIS and Client Services for FM Service Corporation as well as director of MIS for Fujitsu Business Communication Systems and General Telephone and Electric (GTE).

 

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel GroupSM global network. With 18 brands and approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection®. Through acquisition, WorldHotelsTM Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted collections are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay StudioSM franchises**. For more information visit www.bestwestern.com, www.bestwesterndevelopers.com, www.worldhotels.com and www.surestay.com.

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.