Omar Robinson is currently the General Manager of the Round Hill Hotel and Villas, located in Hopewell, Hanover, Jamaica. His experience in the industry spans over 20 years. He began his career as an Entertainment Coordinator at Sandals Resorts and after completing management training, was quickly promoted to several managerial positions including Resident Manager. Omar displays his leadership style everyday by being very hands-on and involved in all aspects of his team's activities.
Omar attended the Nova Southeastern and Southern New Hampshire Universities, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Management, majoring in Hospitality Management and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership respectively. Currently, he is pursuing doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska, USA.
He presently holds the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In 2008, he was awarded a joint scholarship from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourist Association (CHTA) and Round Hill Hotel to attend the General Manager's Program at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He also holds a Master Certificate in the Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University. In 2012, he was named the Hotelier of the Year by the JHTA.
Omar continues to be involved in tourism industry and local community. He has served as the Chairman of the JHTA, Montego Bay Chapter and the 1st Vice President for the national Association, until his appointment as President in June 2016. He sits on the board of the Educational Foundation of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourist Association and the Advisory Board of the Western Division of the Salvation Army. He previously served as the Chairman of the Northwest TVET Institute/Kenilworth HEART Management Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Tourism Product Development Corporation (TPDCO).
To share his knowledge and experience, Omar lectures part-time in tourism related courses at the Western Hospitality Institute and leadership/ management courses at the University College of the Caribbean (Montego Bay Campus). Omar enjoys travelling, gym and socializing.