Meyer Jabara Hotels Acquires Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island
Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) has acquired the Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island, located at 2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, Fla. Operating under MJH leadership since it opened in 2009, the 133-room all-suite hotel is a top Marriott brand performer and a favorite among travelers with a 97 percent guest satisfaction ranking. This is one of many Marriott hotels in the MJH portfolio and expands its presence with Residence Inn.
"From day one of managing this property we knew it was going to be a winner, and we are thrilled to have purchased this asset — it was an opportunity we couldn't pass up," said Justin Jabara, MJH President. "Not only is Amelia Island a beautiful location, but the Amelia Island destination market is strong, and this property is far from cookie cutter. It's a tropical oasis with high-end furnishings, a resort-style pool, family grilling area, fitness center and all the other amenities travelers come to anticipate and enjoy from this extended-stay brand. The Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island offers beachside living at its finest. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this exceptional asset."
General Manager Bob Hartman said he attributes the property's ongoing success to the DNA of the MJH culture, the commitment of staff to deliver exceptional guest experiences, and the community involvement of all employees from the top down.
"Our staff is the No. 1 driver of return guests — we consistently rank 4.8 out of 5.0 in customer service," Hartman said. "This is a reflection on MJ's commitment to marketplace differentiation and hospitality excellence. We are directed by MJ to do whatever it takes to elevate the standards of the brand and create memorable experiences that entice guests to return.
"The Residence Inn Amelia Island experience is far from typical; we leverage our destination planning experience to make it a one-of-a-kind place to stay," Hartman said.