September 202301

Biz New Orleans Profiles New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority Chairman Jerry Reyes

Originally published on Biz New Orleans’ website as a part of the New Orleans 500 Close Up Series. Link to Original Article

Education: University of New Orleans (MBA)

Hidden Gems: Jacques-Imos and the Rum House

On the Horizon: Highgate is growing reapiudly. Most exciting is the recent transition of 19 properties in Portugal to our management earlier this year.

Hobby/Passion: I am a fan of all music but enjoy singing and playing Latin music.

Who Do You Admire? Arash Azarbarzin, CEO of Highgate Hotels. His knowledge of the industry and vision for our company has significantly impacted our company and will continue to do so for years to come.

Did you know? Jerry Reyes is responsible for the Westin New Orleans, the Candler Hotel in Atlanta and Hotel Bardo in Savannah, Georgia. After starting his career as a hotel restaurant server, he’s now president and chairman of the Morial Convention Center Board Authority and a board member of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, French Quarter Festival Inc., Warren Easton National Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, and the Southeast Louisiana Red Cross.


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