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Amadeus Hospitality

September 21. 2017 11:19AM


Amadeus Hospitality
75 New Hampshire Ave., Portsmouth

INNOVATION: Amadeus Hospitality delivers software as a service business solutions based on open cloud technology for hotel and hospitality organizations. With more than 48,000 installations worldwide, the company’s products are used by major airlines, hotels on the Las Vegas strip and the Hard Rock Café to help better serve guests.

LEADERSHIP: Lee Horgan is chief executive officer. Paul Rantilla is executive vice president of global sales. Tim Pelletier is chief technology officer. Bill Sintiris is chief operating officer. Yanick Larose is vice president responsible for the development of products in different businesses. Ahmed Youssef is executive vice president of marketing and corporate development. Bas Blommaart is executive vice president of product strategy for central reservation systems, property management systems and channel management solutions. Jo Stanford is managing director.

WORKFORCE: Amadeus has 14,000 employees globally, including about 700 working in the hospitality division headquartered in Portsmouth.

Amadeus has 14,000 employees globally, including about 700 working in the hospitality division headquartered in Portsmouth. (Courtesy)

HISTORY: New Hampshire-based Newmarket International was purchased by global company Amadeus for $500 million in 2013. Lee Horgan remains the chief executive officer of Amadeus Hospitality.

COMMUNITY: In September 2016, Amadeus was inducted into the Business NH Magazine Hall of Fame as a top place to work. Every employee has two paid days a year to spend on volunteer projects, and an employee committee decides how Amadeus spends its charitable giving budget.


TECHNOLOGY: Amadeus Hospitality provides an end-to-end solution for empowering hospitality organizations to lower costs and increase revenue, while improving customer satisfaction and guest loyalty.

SPOTLIGHT: Amadeus Hospitality is investing 39 percent of revenues in research and development this year.


Lee Horgan was on the path to become a corporate lawyer when his father asked him what he wanted to do for the summer after his sophomore year at college at Indiana University in 1992. Horgan drove 1,000 miles to Durham to work for his uncle, Bob Horgan, who had started Newmarket Software in the mid-1980s. From that internship, Lee Horgan ended up on a different path, one that would lead him to becoming the chief executive for the 10th largest business software company in the world.

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