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Robert (Bob) Orr

Robert (Bob) Orr

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

218C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

TEL: (616) 331-3118
FAX: (616) 331-3115


HTM 222 - Introduction to Lodging Management

Bob Orr has over 30 years of hospitality experience stemming from his roots in Northern Michigan. After working for his family's motel, he graduated from Alma College in Alma, Michigan, with a BA degree in Business and went on to start his professional career.  Orr held a variety of positions in corporate hotels, Golf & Ski Resorts, and Convention Bureau's. After 10 years of sales, Orr made the transition to operations serving as general manager of Select Service Marriott hotels.  Orr is currently general manager at the Hilton Grand Rapids where he combines his knowledge of sales and revenue management with full service operations.  Orr has been with Spire Hospitality for the past seven years and has recently been promoted to area general manager.  As area general manager, Orr will provide operations support to additional hotels while continuing to serve as general manager for Hilton Grand Rapids. 

B.A., Alma College