Advisory Board Bio – Justin Williams

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Justin Williams

General Manager, Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Justin Williams, a hospitality industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience serves as the general manager for the four-star Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, the Kessler Collection’s iconic property in the heart of downtown Orlando. He is responsible for 247-guestrooms, 10,000 square feet of event and meeting space, Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Starbucks, and the award-winning Boheme Restaurant and Bosendorfer Lounge. Williams’ success at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando can be attributed to his dedicated mentality that drives engagement among grand performers to ensure excellent service, flawless operations, and memorable guest experiences – while continuing revenue growth.


An active member of his community, Williams’ serves on the board of directors for several organizations including Downtown Orlando Partnership, Orlando Regional Chamber, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association and sits on the Central Florida Marriott Business Council. Passionate about giving back, Williams is also on the board of directors and an active member of Man UP Mentoring, an organization geared toward mentoring at-risk youth, and an active member of the Central Florida African American Chamber of Commerce.


Prior to his role with Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Williams gained invaluable experience as the general manager of the Wyndham Santa Monica in Southern California. Before joining Wyndham, Williams spent 19 years holding numerous positions from hotel Manager to director of operations within the most reputable hospitality brands such as Hilton Hotels, Marriott and former Starwood. During his tenure, Williams opened and led the teams of the award-winning La Toque in Napa, California, the historic Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, III and the Conde Nast award winning Twelve Hotel and Residence in Atlanta, Ga.