The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is pleased to announce the appointment of David Jurcak as the hotel's new President of Operations. In his role, Jurcak will oversee the operating strategies, standards, practices, and procedures of Grand Hotel. As Jurcak uploads on the property's exceptional history and standards, he will be guiding new initiatives and enhancing the strengths of each associate while continuing to welcome new guests to America's Summer Place.
Jurcak brings over 30 years of industry experience and a deep appreciation for historic destinations. His passion for iconic resorts was ignited when he was tapped to lead The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia in 2013. In addition to directing the daily operations of the 483-room property, Jurcak oversaw all resort features including a full-service spa, two championship golf courses, 15 food and beverage outlets, 18 retail outlets, ski operations, the equestrian center, and dozens of other resort activities. Jurcak further honed his expertise with historic properties as he went on to serve as Managing Director for Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX in 2016. In this role, Jurcak spearheaded daily operations of both the resort and country club and oversaw the planning and completion of a $180 million renovation project.
For the past three years, Jurcak has overseen the transition and pre-opening team for Aimbridge Hospitality, working alongside more than 850 hotels in his role as Vice President of Operations. He led his team to work with all disciplines and key business partners to effectively welcome new leadership and associates into the Aimbridge family, focusing on immediate integration into the organization's culture, systems, work flows and successes.
As a hospitality leader, Jurcak 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.
During Grand Hotel's off season, Jurcak and his family reside in Roanoke, Virginia, where he serves as a Volunteer Firefighter for Cave Spring Fire Department.