In 2002, James St. John, our President & CEO, completed a successful six year assignment at the well-respected Jupiter Island Club. During his tenure as COO & GM, he oversaw the club’s transition from family ownership to board governance by the residents, all while rebuilding the infrastructure, facilities and amenities of this century old institution.
Striking out on his own, he established Hospitality America LLC to provide a broad range of services to elite private clubs. By word of mouth, these services were soon sought out by hotels and resorts worldwide. In January of 2018, Hospitality America LLC transitioned to Precise Hospitality Management (PHM) to more accurately reflect the international scope of clients and their needs.
Over the past fifteen years the company has participated in diverse projects located in North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean as well as Europe and Africa. One of his early clients was the owners’ committee on board the residential vessel, M/V The World, perhaps the most complex and spectacular hospitality project on the planet.
On completion of the initial assignment for the owners’ committee, Jim was asked to take on the overall management of the ship and its operations. This amounted to a five year detour from growing Hospitality America LLC. The worldwide exposure to hospitality projects and professionals he gained during this time has fueled the recent growth of what is now Precise Hospitality Management.
Jim has represented owners in several asset management projects, selected brand and operating companies on their behalf, negotiated with governmental entities and led organizations from the edge of bankruptcy to success. In 2010 he was honored to be asked to travel to Haiti as a hospitality advisor to former US President Bill Clinton, immediately following the devastating earthquake.
With current projects underway or in development in Greece, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and the USA, the Precise Team of international hospitality professionals is well positioned for the next decade of growth.