Robert L. Mayer, Jr. (RJ)
Chairman & Chief Operating Officer
The Robert Mayer Corporation
Robert L. Mayer, Jr. learned the firm’s business from the ground up, just as his father had done before him. “RJ”, as he is better known, began his career by locating and assembling land for new residential and hotel developments throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. As a Licensed General Contractor, RJ was involved in the construction of many of the Ambassador Inns, a chain of 28 all-suite hotels developed in the southwest by The Robert Mayer Corporation.
Later he transitioned to the role of asset manager, overseeing the operation of the firm’s apartment holdings and the 300 room La Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, as well as its on-site gaming operator. In 1996, the La Mirage hotel was renovated and repositioned by the company as the Key Largo Hotel and Casino, and Mr. Mayer assumed responsibility for managing the relationship with Choice Hotels International, the hotel’s new franchisor, and directing the on-site management of hotel and gaming operations at the property.
Mr. Mayer’s background and experience in land acquisition and entitlement processes allowed him to make a smooth transition from the field to the boardroom. With his diverse background, he serves The Robert Mayer Corporation well as he directs activities in the key growth areas of land acquisition and hospitality operations.
Through Mayer Hospitality Group, Mr. Mayer supervises the management of the 296-room Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. He additionally serves as the asset manager overseeing the operation of the 517-room Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa for the partnership with Hyatt hotels that owns the resort, of which the Mayer family is the majority partner.
Mr. Mayer is also active in many business and hospitality industry organizations, including:
- Board Member and past Chairman of the Board of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member of the Orange County Business Council
- Member of the California State University at Fullerton Family Business Council
- Past Member of the Hilton National Owners Business Council
- Member of the PAC & Legislative Action Committee of the California Hotel & Lodging Association
Lastly, Mr. Mayer is active in several philanthropic organizations throughout Orange County, including the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley and Serving People in Need (SPIN), a non-profit organization dedicated to the aid and rehabilitation of homeless people in Orange County, California.