“MJS Hotels has proven to be a key part of the turnaround story of our property. Their focus on controlling cost and driving revenue has rocketed our property from the bottom of the comp sets to the clear market leader.”
Millennium Development Partners
His involvement in the daily management of MJS Hotels includes the development of themes, training, staffing and annual planning. Under his leadership, Jabara incorporates the Seven Stages of the Experience© and the Journey Management Systems into the success equation of each hotel. He is a proven legacy leader within the hospitality management industry... serving on multiple industry ad hoc committees. He is the past Chairman of the Owners’ Association of Six Continents Hotels and Resorts: franchisor of Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites hotels. Richard Jabara is also a dedicated volunteer within his communities working to positively impact the lives of others through service.
Richard Jabara is a second generation Holiday Inn franchisee and has been active for twenty-five years in the development and management of hotels. He is experienced in the acquisition of distressed properties and all facets of hotel development including site location, construction and major renovations.
Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Richard is President and CEO of Meyer Jabara Hotels which operates nearly thirty hotels under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Holiday Inns and Hampton Inns. His involvement in the daily management of these hotels includes the development of themes, training, staffing and annual planning.
Under his leadership, Meyer Jabara Hotels has won awards for excellence from five different franchisors. He believes in the principles of non-directive management, leadership and learning. He has embraced and brought to Meyer Jabara Hotels the Journey Management System developed by well known management consultant, author and professor, Dr. James Belasco. He is currently involved in the strategies of theme development and incorporating the Seven Stages of the Guest Experience© into all Meyer Jabara Hotels.
Richard has been active in industry committees for many years. He has been involved with the Hotel - Motel Association of New York City and was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee which negotiated the union contracts for 250 New York City hotels. He is past Chairman of the Owners' Association of Six Continents Hotels and Resorts, franchisor of Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites hotels.
Richard brings his extensive business experience to various other organizations. He is currently the President of the Parish Council at his church and a member of the board of Danbury Hospital. He is also one of the founders and supporters of Dream Come True, a regional charity that directs their efforts in helping terminally ill children and their families.