Robert Habeeb joined First Hospitality Group in 1997. In his visible role as President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Habeeb oversees the operations of 58 hotels in nine states with revenues in excess of $275m.
Under Mr. Habeeb’s leadership FHG has gained industry wide recognition for its cutting edge employee programs and impressive record for successful development of award winning hotels. FHG has been featured on INC Magazine’s fastest growing companies list for a remarkable six consecutive years.
Mr. Habeeb is a seasoned professional, with over 30 years of high profile, multi-unit experience in hotel, resort and food and beverage management. Among his numerous awards and accolades, he has been recognized as the International Hotelier Of The Year, Michigan State University’s Distinguished Leader of the Year and the Corporate Evangelist list among others such as Mark Cuban, Herb Kelleher and Steve Jobs.
In addition to his duties at FHG, Mr. Habeeb is a member of the adjunct faculty of Chicago’s Roosevelt University, where he teaches at the graduate level in the Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality Management. He is a frequent contributor to hospitality business and real estate publications and serves on numerous industry and academic boards and advisory councils, including the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the American Hotel & Lodging Association and past Chairman of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association.