Vertical Booking, a global reservation technology provider serving 2,500 chain and independent hotel clients, has announced its highly anticipated North American expansion. The company will continue its strong international growth strategy in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. North American operations will be based out of the company’s Portland office, where industry veteran Mark Lewis-Brown serves as President of Vertical Booking USA. Vertical Booking is an innovative software provider that manages hotel reservations through its central reservation system, channel management tool and multifaceted booking engine. Founded in 1999, Vertical Booking is present in 57 countries, translated into 26 different languages and usable in all currencies, with offices in Italy, France, Brazil, the United Kingdom and now the United States. With over twenty-five years of hospitality management experience and resilient industry relationships, Lewis-Brown is well positioned to lead Vertical Booking’s expansion in key markets with both chain and independent hotels. Under the direction of Lewis-Brown, Vertical Booking USA has already signed a number of significant clients, including AMResorts, a collection of luxury resort destinations with thirty-five properties. Lewis-Brown debuted Vertical Booking USA at HITEC and the AAHOA annual convention earlier this year. “I am honored to lead the development of Vertical Booking’s portfolio in North America,” said Lewis-Brown. “Our numerous booking engine options paired with a unique flat-fee pricing model is a refreshing choice for revenue managers, and I’m excited to share it.” With an anticipated accumulation of a diverse portfolio, Vertical Booking USA is well equipped to support its clients’ growing needs with a newly appointed client services manager and multilingual software. A new website is also expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2014. Related Link: Vertical Booking