Bringing along a host of hospitality experience at properties in the Southeast, Jerry Robinson has been named general manager at Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center.
Getting his start in the hospitality industry at the age of 16, Robinson worked for his uncle at a Fairfield Inn in his hometown of Corbin, KY. In 2006, he accepted the position of housekeeping supervisor at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2007. After graduation, he moved to Louisville, KY as the general manager at a Hampton Inn & Suites.
Later that year, he returned to Griffin Gate Marriott as general manager. While in that role, he served as the department head for housekeeping, recreation and laundry. Robinson and his team drove service excellence in housekeeping when Griffin Gate hosted the World Equestrian Games in October 2010. In 2011, Robinson became general manager at Courtyard Lexington North, where he successfully led the hotel through a first-quarter room renovation.
Transitioning into life in the Big Easy, Robinson made a move to New Orleans in August 2014 upon accepting a general manager position at Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown, where he served most recently. From successfully improving hotel scores and rankings across the board to leading a host of community service efforts, Robinson is known for his generous spirit and helping hands.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, playing and watching basketball and is a life-long University of Kentucky fan. He married his wife, Annie, in January 2015.
Boasting prior experience with the Courtyard brand, Robinson is excited for his new role at one of the most convenient hotels to the convention center in New Orleans. Unique among downtown hotels near New Orleans Arena, the state-of-the-art lodging features newly renovated guest rooms and suites with an array of modern amenities. Guests never have to lose connection with the help of complimentary wireless Internet access and can stay productive at large work desks with ergonomic chairs and plenty of places to plug in. When it's time to rest, weary travelers can spread out on cozy sofas or sink into plush bedding with plenty of pillows.
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center at 300 Julia St. in New Orleans, LA is near Morial Convention Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and New Orleans Arena. The hotel features 5 floors with 192 rooms, 10 suites and 5 meeting rooms totaling 3,873 square feet of meeting space. Guests enjoy access to free Wi-Fi, on-site dining, a fitness center and indoor pool.
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