Jignesh Patel has been in the Hotel industry since 2004 when he purchased his first hotel. Under his leadership as President and CEO, JNR holds a growing portfolio of hotels affiliated with premium brands such as Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, including the company's first boutique asset, The Freeport Hotel.
Jignesh has led JNR through its various aspects of growth and getting the Management company approval from Marriott and Hilton. The strength of JNR lies in Jignesh's desire and commitment to hiring motivated associates who possess a strong desire for excellence and doing better every single day. Prior to JNR, Jignesh worked in various Technology companies in the Boston area in various management roles where he led large multi-national and multi-state teams to deliver technology software and solutions.
Jignesh holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator and also holds a General Construction License.
Robins leads for all the operations aspects of our hotels, with an eye on improving asset values and the bottom line for our Partners/Investors. He is very involved in the lodging industry and serves as a Director on the board of the Connecticut Lodging Association. He also volunteers as a Governor for Best Western Hotels and Resorts company(Maine and Eastern Massachusetts hotels).
Robins began his career at British Telecom in UK working as a Software Engineer before relocating to US in 2004. Robins immediately started working in our first hotel that was acquired in May 2004 and has grown his career to oversee the entire JNR portfolio of 14 hotels. Throughout his career in hotel management, he has taken a hands-on approach to operations while staying actively involved in the strategic growth of JNR.
Under his leadership, our hotels have won numerous awards for Guest satisfaction & Quality assurance. Due to his vision and attention to detail, the Best Western Hartford Hotel also received the Best renovation award amongst all hotels in North America within the brand. Robins is laser-focused on the JNR system that has high emphasis on People, Process & Systems to drive high Guest satisfaction scores and hotel success.
Robins holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also is a Certified Hotel Administrator and holds various other certifications for Revenue management and Hotel operations.
Regional Director of Operations
As Regional Director of Operations, Daniel Connell is responsible for a portfolio of nine hotels.
Daniel joined JNR Management in April of 2018 with over 20 years of hospitality management experience. Prior to joining JNR Management he was a District Manager with a portfolio of up to nine hotels working closely with the operating teams managing day to day operations.
Daniel started is career in the hospitality field as a laundry runner for housekeepers. He continued to grow his career working in multiple departments including maintenance, front desk, and sales. Daniel continued to learn all aspects of operations and eventually took roles in management including assistant front desk manager, front office manager, property manager, general manager, and district manager.
Daniel enjoys getting involved in the communities that he works in. He is past vice president of Destination Plymouth and is on the board of Directors of Plymouth County Development Council.
Along with his knowledge of operations, Dan also received his associate’s degree in Hospitality Management from Quincy College.
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
A hotel and hospitality industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Patty has worked in nearly every facet of the hotel business, starting her career path as a banquet manager. She has extensive knowledge of food and beverage operations as well as an impressive background in sales and general hotel operations. Her lengthy history includes both franchise and independent hotels including Marriott International, Best Western, IHG, Radisson and Hilton, among others. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of hotel operations make her a valuable asset to JNR Hotels. When not at work, Patty loves travelling to exotic places such as Iceland, Morocco and Italy. She also immensely enjoys spending time with her family that extends to her four dogs, two of which are recent additions through a rescue organization.
As the Corporate Controller for JNR Management Inc., Allen is responsible for overseeing the preparation and review of all entity financials while ensuring compliance with GAAP accounting standards throughout the JNR Management portfolio. He has over 30 years of hotel accounting experience, starting as a Night Auditor and working his way up. He most recently worked as a Regional Controller for Linchris Hotel Corporation. Allen is a graduate of New Hampshire College with a bachelor of science degree in Hotel Management and an associate’s degree in Accounting.