HSMAI Top 25 Profile: Raul Moronta, Chief Commercial Officer

HSMAI honored the2023 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization and Distribution— recognizing leaders from hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments. Raul Moronta, Chief Commercial Officer, Remington Hotels,is one of these honorees. 

Raul Moronta is a seasoned hospitality executive with a career spanning over 25 years. Since 2020, he has served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Remington Hospitality. Armed with an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor’s in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Moronta has excelled in leadership roles at prominent organizations, including Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. His achievements include spearheading international expansions, achieving consecutive years of market share growth, and successfully integrating numerous hotels into portfolios, contributing significantly to overall growth.  

Moronta’s expertise extends to various facets of the hospitality industry, with a particular focus on revenue management, strategic implementation, and executive leadership. In addition to his corporate roles, Moronta has contributed to academia, serving as a professor at Johnson & Wales University and Newbury College. He holds certifications in hotel industry analytics and revenue management and is fluent in Spanish. Moronta’s unique blend of academic insights, industry expertise, and strategic leadership positions him as a transformative force in the dynamic realm of hospitality management. 



Successfully integrated numerous hotels into Remington’s portfolio, enhancing overall growth and revenue. 


“Raul’s strategic acumen and transformative leadership have been instrumental in Remington Hotels’ success.” 

Q&A with Raul Moronta 

What advice would you give to your younger self? 

If I could offer advice to my younger self, I would emphasize the importance of prioritizing meaningful connections with friends and family. Additionally, I would stress the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, incorporating activities like biking and running outdoors in my younger years as I have now. Having a sense of accomplishment and sharing it with those who I love creates a more harmonious and fulfilling life.  

What keeps you inspired? 

I find continual inspiration through my exploration of new travel destinations and my interactions with guests and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. These experiences help me stay curious to discover innovative ways to enhance our business. It helps me remain grounded, humble, and honest about my own capabilities and those of my team. This blend of diverse perspectives and a commitment to continuous improvement serves as a powerful source of motivation and creativity in our endeavors. 

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