Member Biography

Jesse Martinez

Title: General Manager


Committee Position: Member

Jesse E. Martinez, a passionate and seasoned general manager. With his strong leadership he has led hotels who have been globally and nationally recognized by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast as Top 100 Hotels in the World, the Best Hotel in the Florida along with being ranked in the top 10 best hotels in the U.S.

Mr. Martinez is an experienced executive professional with 25 years of hospitality leadership in luxury and convention business hotels. Most recently he serves as the general manager of the AAA 4-Diamond Celeste Hotel and the longtime General Manager of the award-winning Alfond Inn at Rollins, along with various AAA Four Diamond branded hotels such as Autograph Collection by Marriott, Hilton and Starwood.

He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a Criminal Justice associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force.

Mr. Martinez has a wife Kim Martinez, two daughters Cassandra and Kearstyn and two fur babies Raider and Titan. He enjoys traveling, sports and playing golf.

Mr. Martinez is a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring in January of 2011. His passion for Tourism Advocacy is apparent as he currently serves on the executive committees of the Central Florida Hotel Lodging Association and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – Orlando Chapter, Board President of the Skal Orlando, a board member of Visit Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. Mr. Martinez also sits on the Orange County Tourism Development Council.