Amadeus Appoints Maria Taylor to Lead Marketing, Partnerships & Commercial Operations for the Hospitality Business Unit

Alison Guillot

February 8, 2024 – Amadeus today announces the appointment of Maria Taylor as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Partnerships, and Commercial Operations, for Hospitality. Based in Madrid, Maria succeeds Paul Barron who held the role for the last three years.

A longtime employee of Amadeus, Maria brings over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry to her new role. Maria most recently served as Head of Commercial for Asia Pacific, where she worked with customers to forge strategic partnerships and help unlock new business opportunities in the region.

As SVP of Marketing, Partnerships & Commercial Operations, Maria’s extensive industry knowledge and dedication to customer satisfaction will help drive growth for the business in the rapidly evolving technology landscape. In addition to driving impressive results, Maria is also a proven “people-leader”, known for fostering strong teams and collaboration within Amadeus.

Francisco Pérez-Lozao Rüter, President, Hospitality, Amadeus says, “Maria is a trusted and experienced leader who brings a unique perspective to Amadeus. She has demonstrated a deep understanding of the hospitality industry in her previous positions and made significant contributions to our commercial operations across APAC. As we look forward and consider the future of hospitality and the guest experience, Maria will be central to delivering on our vision.”

Maria Taylor on her appointment says, “Having worked with both Amadeus and some of the leading hotel groups across Asia Pacific for over 25 years, I have gained unique insight into what travelers want, how we can anticipate their needs and create the experiences that they aspire to. I look forward to bringing this knowledge to my new role within Amadeus, where I will have the privilege of working with dynamic and skilled teams that deliver great results.”

Prior to working at Amadeus, Maria was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution at Meritus Hotels following 19 years at Accor Hotels, where she progressed from General Manager to Vice President of Direct Sales and Distribution for Asia Pacific.