FIVE PROPERTIES IN the hihotels by Hospitality International portfolio have won the brand’s 2023 awards for meeting and exceeding the company’s standards of operations. All are Asian American owned.
The hihotels 2023 winners are:
President’s Award – Scottish Inns & Suites in Hitchcock, Texas, owned by Nareshkumar Patel and Tejal Patel.
Given to a franchisee who has been loyal to hihotels by Hospitality International, consistently demonstrated a willingness to accept positive change within the hotel industry, and received positive communication from their guests.
Gander Award – Red Carpet Inn in Rochester, Minnesota, owned by Veena Patel.
Given to a franchisee who embraces their local community in offering sponsorship for local events or teams, participates in charitable events, or embraces the needs of the local community. Named after Gander the service dog from Operation Fetch, a non-profit that performs planned acts of community kindness to further appreciation, education and awareness about service dogs PTSD, and dogs for visible and invisible wounds.
New Property of the Year Award – Scottish Inns in Austin, Texas, owned by Dinesh Patel.
Given to a franchisee who immediately embraced the hihotels culture by actively participating in brand initiatives and excelling at local marketing efforts while quickly and effectively informing the public of their new brand affiliation.
Brand Unity Award – Scottish Inns in Okeechobee, Florida, owned by Parsot “Pat” Desai.
Given to a franchisee who displays a sense of pride with hihotels brands and is instrumental in providing development leads and references for potential new franchisees.
Best Online Presence Award – Red Carpet Inn in Washington, D.C., owned by Anil Patel
Given to a franchisee who maximizes the property’s opportunity for success by offering rates and availability on StayHiHotels.com, participates in OTA reservations, and promptly responds to reviews.
Nareshkumar and Tejal Patel’s Scottish Inns & Suites in Hitchcock won New Property of the Year Award last year.
“These properties represent everything we hope for in a franchisee – dedication to their hotel and brand, community spirit and passion for the hospitality industry,” said Chris Guimbellot, hihotels President and CEO. “We are so proud to have them as family members and be able to recognize them for their accomplishments.”