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Jay Landfair

Jay Landfair | Principal

Jay has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He first began working as a bartender and banquet server at the Holiday Inn De Las Cruces, where he was quickly promoted to front desk manager; all while attending New Mexico State University pursuing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Services. Immediately after graduating from NMSU, Jay was presented with the opportunity to renovate and rebrand several hotel restaurants spanning four different cities across New Mexico. Upon the completion of the renovation project, Jay was hired as a General Manager and Grand Opening Coordinator for a series of Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) properties spanning across New Mexico and Arizona. Jay then transitioned to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, where he became the General Manager of the 2nd largest Holiday Inn Express in the US for several years; coordinating a myriad of different projects and improvement efforts while dealing with the extreme remoteness of the location. Jay’s responsibilities grew considerably when he was promoted to Director of Operations, overseeing the daily operations of multiple hotels, apartments, and additional assets. During his tenure as Director of Operations, Jay gained priceless knowledge in many areas including renovations, litigation, asset management, PIP analysis, relicensing and commercial insurance coverage; while simultaneously honing his customer service and hospitality skills. 

Jay founded JDL Hospitality Solutions in 2011 and now a founding Principal of Omnia Hospitality, Jay shares responsibilities with a team of equally accomplished professionals; each with 30+ years of professional experience and diversified backgrounds in hospitality, project management, legal services, and other applicable areas of expertise. Currently, Jay is working with multiple hotels, helping them maintain the highest standards of their brands, enhance the physical value of their assets, and free up time and attention of the hotel staff to allow them to accomplish the overarching goal of providing exceptional care and hospitality for their guests.  Jay also assists in securing H2B and J1 visas to supplement seasonal staffing needs.

Jay lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife of 15 years, Jessica. Together they have raised 6 children, in a blended loving family and have enjoyed all the years of watching their children become who they are.  In his free time, Jay enjoys playing guitar, boating, and taking family vacations.  He can usually be found on a lake or a beach given any amount of time away from work. 

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jay is currently co-founder and President of Jaxon Foundation.  The foundation originated from Make-a-Wish offering a wish to his then 17 year old son Jaxon, who had leukemia.  After months of consideration, Jaxon decided to use his 1 Wish to give a scholarship to a fellow student who wished to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.  jaxonfoundation was created to continue Jaxon’s legacy and provide multiple scholarships to deserving students.  

Michael Rock

Michael Rock| Principal

With 30+ years in the hospitality industry, Mike Rock started in this industry at the age of 15 and has worked his way up from an evening houseperson to the Corporate Director of Operations for a hotel management company with seven hotels.  When Mike started in this role as Corporate Director of Operations, he oversaw 4 hotels and the company grew to seven hotels which included two new builds and one acquisition that was converted to a Doubletree.  He has been involved in three brand conversions and two new builds from the ground up.. With six plus years of above property leadership, he has worked closely with ownership groups, brands, and hotel leadership teams.    He also has 12+ years of General Manager experience ranging from large branded hotels to small luxury resorts, Mike brings a wealth of operational experience and his teams have received industry accolades for being a leader within the brand and community based on driving result oriented goals.   Previous experience includes Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Amara Resort & Spa (now Kimpton), Enchantment Resort, The Lodge at Pebble Beach Resort, and an internship with Walt Disney World.  Some of the accolades that his teams have won over his career are: Doubletree Care Strong which is the highest Guest Satisfaction Scores for that respective brand, The HIlton Pride award which is the runner up for the Hilton Connie Award which is the highest award a HIlton hotel can receive, Doubletree Care Cup top ten hotel, GM Sales Partnership Award for the Hilton Diamonds in the Desert, General Manager of the year with an ownership group of 40+ hotels, Voted #1 Resort for 184 rooms or less by Ranking AZ, achieved Conde Nast Gold List at Amara Resort, and nominated top 50 Spas in the Southwest.   Mike graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management.   He has also served on a variety of boards including CVB’s and Rotary. Mike and his wife have four kids who are active in youth sports and they also spend time hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.