|Name George Myers||Role Hotelier|
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George Myers is a Bahamian hotelier and businessman.
Myers was born in Jamaica, where his family was in the hotel business. As a child, he worked in family-owned Miranda Lodge in Montego Bay. He worked in London as a management trainee at the Westbury Hotel before moving to the Bahamas in 1963.
Myers is one of the most successful businessman in the Bahamas. He has been credited with playing a major part in the development of Paradise Island into a premier tourist destination in the Bahamas.
Myers is the chairman and CEO of the Myers Group which was created in 1992. The Myers Group owns the Bahamian franchises for Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and Quiznos Subs. The group previously operated the Radisson Cable Beach Hotel.
Myers was executive vice president of Resorts International from 1977 to 1992. Myers has served in the past as president of the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association, the Bahamas Hotel Association, and the Caribbean Hotel Association.
In 1998, Myers was given the Government’s Silver Jubilee Award in recognition of “outstanding contribution to national development, in particular, in tourism”.
In 2006, Myers was awarded the Sir Clement Maynard Lifetime Achievement award at the Cacique Awards.
In 2009, he was awarded the Bahamian Chamber of Commerce's Achievement Award.