Oyster Hotel Reviews Announces the Addition of Editorial Veteran
Scott Medintz Joins Oyster Hotel Reviews Team as Executive Editor
NEW YORK, NY July 23, 2009 - Oyster Hotel Reviews (www.oyster.com) has added Scott Medintz to lead its growing team of journalists as the company's executive editor. In this new role, Scott will lead a group of more than 15 experienced editors and writers in creating unbiased reviews and bringing clarity and authority to the difficult task of choosing the right hotel. Scott is also leading the ongoing effort to immediately double the size of the reporting team.
"Scott is the perfect person to lead our team of reviewers and to lead our effort to double the size of our team of editors and reporters. We're excited to be able to join forces with such a talented and experienced journalist with so much experience in consumer advocacy journalism. I know that he will guide our editorial content to new heights," said Elie Seidman, founder and CEO of Oyster Hotel Reviews.
Scott brings with him 15 years of journalistic experience. He served for eight years as a senior editor of Money magazine, where, among other roles, he oversaw the magazine's travel coverage.
"I am thrilled to join such a promising and necessary venture," said Scott Medintz, Executive Editor of Oyster Hotel Reviews. "And I'm grateful to be a part of this talented team working to create the deepest and most reliable database of hotel reviews on the web or in print." Medintz received his masters degree in English and American Literature from New York University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He will lead the team from Oyster Hotel Review's New York City office.
About Oyster Hotel Reviews
Financed by Bain Capital Ventures and led by an accomplished and experienced management team, Oyster Hotel Reviews is the first and only company dedicated to publishing objective, in-depth reviews, written by trained journalists, of the world's hotels. Oyster Hotel Reviews adheres to the highest editorial standards; it does not accept compensation or incentives from hotels, and pays for all travel expenses. Hotels cannot pay to be reviewed nor can they influence the reviews in any way. Scott Medintz, a former Senior Editor of Money magazine, is Oyster's Executive Editor. Management includes Microsoft alum Eytan Seidman, formerly of Live Search (now Bing.com); and two highly accomplished serial entrepreneurs, Ariel Charytan and Elie Seidman.