News for the Hospitality Executive
Plantation, a Registered National
Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi,
Septemer 3, 2010 – Monmouth Plantation, one of the South’s most luxurious and awarded hotels, has named Jerry Jacobson as its first managing director for the privately owned historic Natchez, Mississippi property.
In his role as managing director, Jerry will be responsible for the hotel’s overall strategic business direction, operations and sales.
“We are delighted to have Jerry at the leadership helm for this property,” said Ronald and Lani Riches, proprietors. “He has a deep passion for delivering top quality service and product, and the extensive experience he has will help as we focus on more effective operations, improvements to the property, as well as increasing market share.
With more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Jacobson also has a strong background in hotel operations and management, including the private Jumby Bay Island off the island of Antigua in the West Indies; and Omni Hotels in Boston, Minneapolis and New York City. Most recently, he held the position of general manager at the historic Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club in Jackson, NH, a Historic Hotel of America. His professional background includes past affiliations with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Historic Hotels of America and Relais & Chateaux hotel brands.
One of his earlier and most unusual career undertakings was manager for legendary and now shuttered Downtown Athletic Club in New York City. During his tenure his responsibilities included being the general manager for the 1998 Heisman Trophy, won by Ricky Williams from the University of Texas.
Jacobson holds a degree in hotel administration from the world renowned School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and a degree in hospitality management from the University of Minnesota. In addition, Jerry is a third generational family member to work within the hospitality industry.
Monmouth Plantations has undergone a painstaking restoration from a Southern plantation to luxury inn now representing the majesty of an age that has passed. A registered National Landmark once owned by General John Quitman, the antebellum mansion and grounds create a quiet, genteel atmosphere sought after by John and Eliza Quitman to the tiniest detail. From the color palettes chosen for each suite to the garden flowers growing in colorful abundance—all reflect the once-upon-a-time splendor of Monmouth’s still-unfolding history.
The patina of time and quiet refinement cast a soft radiance over Monmouth, not unlike the stunning Waterford Crystal gasoliers that bathe the mansion’s restaurant each evening in a golden glow. In every nook and corner, in each of the 30 luxury suites and rooms, one finds stunning, priceless antiques and furnishings, setting a stately stage for the hotel guests.
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