Welcome to the Big Leagues

April 2018 If it’s appropriate for a corporate executive to be visibly giddy with excitement, then Nasir Raja has found his place. Raja is senior...

Leading Through Change

Editor's note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, March 2017 (Volume 17 #146) For the next 12 months, New Jersey hotelier Bhavesh Patel will...

Only Halfway There

Hitesh (HP) Patel lived the prototypical Asian American immigrant story, growing up behind the front desk at his parents’ independent motel. He watched his...

Houston hotelier learns valuable lessons from various challenges

WHEN HOUSTON HOTELIER Dina Patel looks back over the past year, she’ll have carved another notch in a long timeline of changes. Most were...

Voice of the Future

SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY involved in hotel technology these days is talking about voice. And the more people talk, the more they learn. Just like...

Asian American hoteliers raise the Red Roof

ASIAN AMERICANS COMPRISE most Red Roof’s franchisees. A few years ago, after launching its strategy to grow aggressively by franchising, the company turned to...

Brand Renew-al

Editor's Note: This cover story ran in Asian Hospitality, January 2017 (Volume 17 #144)  The 125-room Howard Johnson along Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida, has...

The View From Here: Hotel Sales in 2018

  When former AAHOA chairmen Mukesh Mowji and Tarun Patel launched Pracrea Inc., an online commercial real estate sales platform, a few years ago they...

Hoteliers face stress, program offers help

LIKE MANY IN the hotel industry, Silpa Patel grew up in the business, the child of hard-working immigrant parents. And, also like many in...

‘Step Up or Step Out’

ZINA PATEL OWNS and operates The Red Roof Inn in Bakersfield, California, which upgraded in 2016 with the brand’s NextGen redesign. Zina and her...