About the Founders of getaroom.com
Robert B. Diener
With more than 25 years experience in the travel industry, Bob Diener has been a pioneer in the hotel consolidation and online travel industry. Diener is the President and Co-Founder of the newest online travel site www.getaroom.com, specializing in offering travelers the best rooms at the best values.
Diener practiced law with the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher before beginning his career in the travel industry. In 1984, Diener, along with his Cornell Law School classmate, David Litman, began a career in the airline consolidation business. The two then founded Hotel Reservations Network, now known as Hotels.com, in 1991.
As a leading travel industry expert, Bob has been a frequent source for news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. Bob is a regular guest on many broadcast and cable television programs including CNN, FOX, CNBC, WNBC-TV and WABC-TV. He has also been a regular guest on hundreds of major radio stations across the country including WOR, WGN, WJR, WSB, WBZ, KGO, KSL, and KLIF.
David Litman brings more than 25 years of travel expertise to his role as co-founder and CEO of getaroom. Dave is a pioneer in the online travel industry, and was the co-founder and CEO of Hotel Reservations Network, which became hotels.com. He was responsible for guiding hotels.com from a start up to the world’s largest hotel website.
Prior to co-founding hotels.com in 1991 with Cornell Law School friend Robert Diener, Dave worked for the Dallas law firm of Johnson and Swanson. Wanting to fulfill his entrepreneurial spirit, he started a discount airline business in 1984 that became a multi-million dollar wholesale airfare consolidation operation. In 1991, Dave and Bob saw the untapped potential in the hotel industry and with an investment of only $1,200; the two founded what became hotels.com. They sold their interest and left the company in 2004. In 2008, Dave and Bob started getaroom, a new hotel booking website focusing on hand picked hotel deals in major cities.