Priceline names new CEO of

Mon, 09/26/2011 - 6:06pm
The Associated Press

Online hotel reservation company The Priceline Group has appointed former Microsoft Corp. executive Darren Huston as CEO of its subsidiary, the company said Monday., based in the Netherlands, is an online hotel booking service for more than 165,000 hotels around the world. The company said it announced earlier this year that its previous CEO, co-founder Kees Koolen, will become chairman.

Huston, 45, as a Microsoft vice president since 2008, oversaw the software maker's consumer and advertising business in more than 40 countries. From 2005 to 2008, he was president and CEO of Microsoft Japan.

Priceline, based in Norwalk, Conn., has four primary brands:,, and TravelJigsaw.

Shares of Inc. fell $1.02 to close at $513.59 Monday.


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