McGrath comes to Meyer Jabara Hotels after 16 years with Bristol Hotels and Resorts where he served as vice president of operations for 65 Bristol hotels. Meyer Jabara officials report that McGrath increased room revenue year after year while guiding many of the hotels through major redevelopment projects. He later assumed responsibility for Bristol’s upscale division, including 20 Crowne Plaza hotels, accounting for more than 40% of the company’s total revenue and gross operating profit.

As COO, McGrath will be responsible for overall operation of the company’s hotels and will play a major role in facilitating its expansion. Meyer Jabara, headquartered here, owns and operates its hotels mostly under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn.

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