Meyer Jabara Hotels began as Motel Hotel Associates in 1977 with the purchase of the Holiday Inn in Danbury, CT. Since then and for more than 35 years William Meyer and Richard Jabara have been expanding their hotel portfolio throughout the eastern portion of the United States.
Today, Meyer Jabara Hotels owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 20 branded and boutique hotels with more than 4,300 rooms in 10 states. The hotels range in size from 38 rooms to 500 rooms and are operated under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Hyatt. The Inner Harbor of Baltimore features 3 of the company's most unique boutique offerings, each carrying the exclusive MJ brand: "Harbor Magic".
Richard Jabara is President and Chief Executive Officer of Meyer Jabara Hotels, leading the organization from its Danbury, CT office. This second generation hotelier has 40 years of hospitality experience. Under his leadership, Meyer Jabara Hotels has won awards for excellence from five different franchisors.
William (Bill) Meyer is Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels and maintains his office in West Palm Beach, FL. Following his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The London School of Economics and Georgetown University Law School, Bill Meyer became a member of the New York and Florida Bars and a specialist in real property law. He was serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for Servico, Inc., one of the nation's largest hotel companies, when he and Richard Jabara joined forces. Today, he brings expertise in hotel operations, development, finance and acquisitions to the Company.
Allentown, PA was an important location in the evolution of Meyer Jabara Hotels as the Company's third hotel was an unfinished property at the airport which the Company developed into a highly successful, community focal point - The Sheraton Jetport. Soon to follow they developed the first convention center hotel in the portfolio - The Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley, PA, just outside of Allentown. Within this property they launched their first full-service themed restaurant, Teddy's. Other themed restaurants and lounges would follow in the Company's full service properties.
Today, all Meyer Jabara properties design and deliver unique destination experiences for their guests which differentiate the hotel within its respective community and provide added-value beyond typical brand hotels. Both owners believe in and nurture a very unusual company culture known as "The Journey" - a combination of strategic leadership tools and behavioral principles that focus each associate on delivering exceptional and memorable experiences for their guests.
Meyer Jabara Hotels has consistently looked at their hotels through the eyes of the guests they serve to stay at the forefront of the hospitality industry.