Meyer Jabara Hotels appointed George Rendell to SVP of architecture & construction. In his new position, Rendell will lead all areas of project management, including fostering hotel and client relationships and reviewing new projects and opportunities for acquisitions.
Rendell comes to Meyer Jabara Hotels with nearly 30 years of hospitality experience. Most recently, he spent the last decade serving as VP, architecture and construction for HEI Hotels & Resorts in Norwalk, Conn., where he was responsible for overseeing projects ranging from lobby refreshes to multi-million dollar brand conversions and property repositioning. His expertise spans renovations, property improvement plans, brand approval and design reviews, budget and schedule delegation, general contractor direction and on-site project management. The majority of Rendell’s hospitality career was spent with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he held corporate titles such as project director and project controller in White Plains, N.Y., and the property title of Controller at Sheraton Hotels in Hartford and Stamford.
“George has an impressive track record of managing multi-million-dollar hotel projects throughout the Northeast,” said Justin Jabara, Meyer Jabara Hotels VP development and acquisitions. “The exemplary reputation he holds among his peers is equally impressive and fits well with the Meyer Jabara Hotels culture. We manage our properties by empowering our people to deliver an exceptional, repeatable experience for guests and providing exceptional investment returns for our partners. George does this in spades, and his reputation for being an innovated and talented hospitality professional made him the right choice to drive our new architecture and construction initiative. We welcome him aboard.”
“Meyer Jabara Hotels is a different type of hospitality company in that they ‘walk the talk,’” Rendell said. “Their approach to hotel management is unconventional and refreshing, and they clearly care about their guests and employees. Not only was I impressed with the people, but it’s an amazing place to work. I am especially excited to be heading my own department and leading all areas of project management, including insuring that policies and procedures comply with the company vision.”
In the short term, Rendell said he is focused on building a design and construction department. In the long term, he plans to further develop his team to ensure that everyone is challenged and achieving their personal and professional goals.
Meyer Jabara Hotels has been owning or managing hotels for 35 years. The company portfolio includes 22 hotels, representing 4,000 guestrooms across 10 states.