Mississippi hotelier killed, group calls for justice

LAST WEEK, CLEVELAND, Mississippi, hotelier Yogesh Patel was beaten to death by a guest he had had evicted from his hotel earlier in the...
Miraj Patel

Patel named to University of Houston course’s advisory board

Miraj Patel, president of Wayside Investment Group in Houston, has been named an advisory board member for the University of Houston Customer Experience Certificate...

‘Life was like a smile with her’

THOUSANDS of mourners bid an emotional farewell to Hasmita Patel, who passed away peacefully last week on Aug.6 with her family by her side. Hasmita,...

Hotel industry saw leadership changes, growth in 2019

ANOTHER YEAR IS done and a new year, and a new decade, begins for the U.S. hotel industry. In 2019, leadership at AAHOA changed...
Mark Sergot

Sergot is IHG’s new VP for global sales and enablement

Mark Sergot is InterContinental Hotels Group’s new vice president for global sales operations and enablement. Previously he was chief sales officer for Associated Luxury...

Wayside Investment Group honored by city of Houston

Wayside Investment Group of Houston has had its day. Specifically, the city of Houston has declared Oct. 13 to be Wayside Investment Group Day. Wayside,...
Patel And Merchant

Patel and Merchant join Best Western board

VIRAL “VICTOR” PATEL and Mahmood “Mike” Merchant are new members of Best Western Hotels & Resorts board of directors. Patel will represent several Midwest...

Radke to be GM for The Joseph in Nashville, TN

Rajesh Radke will be general manager for the upscale The Joseph hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, when it opens in August. The Joseph is part...

Balsley is IHG’s senior VP for loyalty programs

Heather Balsley is InterContinental Hotels Group’s senior vice president for global loyalty and partnerships. Jennifer Gribble succeeds Balsley to senior vice president for global...
CALIFORNIA-BASED HOTELIER Sunil “Sunny” Tolani

California hotelier named top entrepreneur by Yahoo Finance

CALIFORNIA-BASED HOTELIER Sunil “Sunny” Tolani has been named a top entrepreneur by Yahoo Finance. Tolani’s the Prince Organization was named one of the fastest...