Marriott Executive in the Classroom Series: David Jurcak, Grand Hotel

David Jurcak

Grand Hotel
President of Operations


November 10, 2022
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Mathematical Sciences Building (MATH) 175

David Jurcak

David Jurcak, an award-winning hospitality leader with more than 30 years of industry experience, is in his first season as president of operations for Grand Hotel. David is highly regarded in the hotel and resort world for his leadership and commitment to the local community. His passion for iconic American resorts was ignited when he was tapped to lead The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia in 2013.

Prior to joining Grand Hotel, Jurcak oversaw the transition and pre-opening team for Aimbridge Hospitality, working on more than 850 hotels in his role as vice president of operations. Prior to joining Aimbridge, David had a successful career with Omni Hotels and Resorts where he served as general manager for 20 years for hotels in Missouri, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia and Texas. In addition to The Homestead, he was the managing director for Omni’s Barton Creek Resort, Spa and Country Club in Austin, Texas. David was recognized as the Omni Hotels Ideal General Manager in 2002 (RevPAR performance), 2007 (financial performance) and 2008 (associate relations).

As a hospitality leader, David seeks to enhance the strengths of each associate and provide opportunities for growth. Associates who have worked with him often point to his remarkable teambuilding skills and ability to create genuine connections with his teams.

David brings a deep appreciation for historic destinations and enjoys learning about the past of each hotel, resort and community where he lives. Throughout his career, David has embraced the local communities in multiple roles from city councilman and county commissioner to volunteer firefighter and has been engaged in industry tourism and community boards.

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