“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
From the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to the London School of Economics, to Georgetown Law School, Mr. Meyer brings a long tradition of learning and success to MJS Hotels.
Bill Meyer has been a permanent resident of Palm Beach since 1978. Bill became a member of the New York and Florida Bars and a specialist in real property law with a New York City law firm.
In 1976, he accepted the position of Vice President-Real Estate and Law for Servico, Inc., then a small publicly traded hotel company. Over the next 12 years Servico grew to become one of the largest independent hotel companies in the United States with 58 hotels in its portfolio. Before selling his interest and resigning in mid-1988, Bill served as Servico's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Bill is presently Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels with offices in Danbury, Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Florida. Since 1978, he and Richard Jabara have expanded their hotel portfolio to include 24 hotels with more than 4,300 rooms in 11 states. The hotels range in size from 64 rooms to 500 rooms and are operated under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Hyatt.
Bill has also been involved in companies unrelated to the hotel industry. In 1997, he acquired a controlling interest in CRSA Holdings which provides management, development and marketing services to 25 continuing care retirement communities across the country. During his tenure as Chairman, new communities were built in Chapel Hill, NC; Memphis, TN; Annapolis, MD; Portland, OR; Tulsa, OK; Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Sea Island, GA. After serving as Chairman of the Company for 8 years, Bill sold his interest, but retained ownership of Devonshire at Wellington Green, a 1,100,000 square foot community to be built in Wellington, Florida.
In 2009, Bill formed Palm Health Partners to build and operate three new Florida-based skilled nursing facilities valued at $120 million. Two are under construction and the third will open in 2011.
Within Palm Beach County, Bill Meyer has developed a number of other real estate projects. These include Interstate Plaza, a 76,000 square foot office building in Boca Raton; 1601 Belvedere, a 100,000 square foot office building in West Palm Beach; The Dunes of Ocean Ridge, and oceanfront condominium in Ocean Ridge; Jupiter Square, a 105,000 square foot shopping center in Jupiter; The Residences of Windsor Court in Palm Beach; the 1,600 acre Fox Property in West Palm Beach, and the 500 acre Crestwood Lakes residential development in Royal Palm Beach, now known as Madison Green.
Bill is former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of JFK Medical Center and the past Chairman of the Florida Chapter of The Young Presidents’ Organization. He is the Chairman of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, a multiple theater venue in West Palm Beach and Vice Chairman of The Quantum Foundation, the twelfth largest charitable foundation in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach and serves on the Board of Overseers of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bill is the recipient of the Haym Salomon Award from the Anti-Defamation League and is most proud of having won the Golf Club Championship at the Palm Beach Country Club four times. He and and his wife,Denise, have two children, Candice and A.J.