Managing Principals

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Raj Patel

Raj Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Raj serves as Chief Executive Officer. With the initial goal of becoming a doctor, he shifted gears after graduating from Kennesaw State University. He began his career as General Manager of Best Western Atlanta Airport, where he assumed the responsibilities of managing budgets, maintaining financial records, and planning maintenance work. Working as a hands-on GM allowed Raj to indulge himself within the hotel industry, thereby gaining the knowledge and confidence needed to venture out into development. He immediately discovered his passion for real estate development and the ability to bring his vision to life in the form of a hotel.

Outside of the office, Raj can be found either on the golf course or at his local Hindu temple, where he serves as Chairman. His ideal vacation is a road trip down the West Coast, stopping at every golf course along the way. He may love the game of golf like his third child; however, making the temple a better place for everyone is what brings him the most joy. No matter how busy his schedule, he always makes time to work on Apsilon Hotels projects and temple projects simultaneously. To Raj, the hotels and the temple are both essentially in the hospitality industry, and making sure the guests are taken care of is always priority #1.

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Bob M Patel

Bob M Patel

Chief Operating Officer

Bob serves as Chief Operating Officer. Bob enlisted in the US Navy Reserves out of high school and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past 13 years, he has been heavily involved in hospitality management. Prior to joining Apsilon Hotels in 2007, he worked with his family in managing various businesses such as Chevron, Quiznos, and Marble Slab Creamery. Having been exposed to the business world in his sophomore year of high school, Bob discovered at an early age that entrepreneurship was his calling.

When it is time for fun and play, Bob spends his time on the golf course, much like some of his business partners. He may not be the best golfer on the course, but his presence will unquestionably lighten the mood for anyone having a bad round. Aside from spending time in out on the golf course, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and volunteering at his Temple.

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Bob A Patel

Bob A Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Bob serves as Chief Financial Officer for Apsilon Hotels. At the age of 17, he started working with his father at one of their first hotels in Bremen, GA. Just like the rest of his family, Bhavesh was hands-on from the very beginning, allowing him to digest any and all information thrown his way. He takes pride in his ability to switch gears at any given time. He often starts his day at a construction site, where he loves spending his time, and ends his day at the office, running payroll or performing other accounting-related tasks. Not knowing what the day has in store for him is what Bhavesh is most fond of about his lifestyle.

During football season, there is a slim chance that you will be able to reach Bhavesh. The Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons are by far his two favorite teams, and he is the definition of a die-hard fan. Nothing will get in the way of him and his two teams, not even a family wedding. Tailgating before a Falcons game is one of his favorite activities. Besides football, Bhavesh is also intrigued by woodworking and traveling. One particular dream of his is to go swimming with sharks.

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Hemal Patel

Hemal Patel

Chief Revenue Officer

Hemal serves as Chief Revenue Officer. He moved to America at an early age with his younger brother Bhavin, whom both shared dreams of making it big. Despite growing up in different cities, the brothers eventually worked their way back together and settled down in Georgia. Together, they managed businesses such as Chevron, Quiznos, and Marble Slab Creamery. Hemal has extensive experience in retail, but curiosity drove him to branch out into revenue management in the hospitality industry. He not only oversees the revenue management team, but he is also responsible for overseeing IT and ensuring that the servers are running properly.

When Hemal is not on a revenue call at the office, he is likely at home with his two daughters critiquing their desserts. His sweet tooth cannot be stopped. If he could, he would have dessert for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When it comes to exercising, Hemal is a big fan of working out his brain. He enjoys reading the news for hours on end, and he believes that there is nothing you cannot teach yourself by simply putting in the time.

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Hiten Dawda

Hiten Dawda

Chief Procurement Officer

Hiten serves as the Chief Procurement Officer. He graduated in India from the University of Bombay with a Master’s degree in Business Management and International Marketing. He then embarked on his career and migrated to East Africa -Uganda and worked with a Global Distribution company as a General Manager overseeing and sourcing different products from other Countries and marketing in East Africa. In 2003, he migrated to the United States and joined Apsilon Group.

Hiten has been with Apsilon Hotels since the company’s inception. His career journey features a focus on strategic thinking, strong collaboration, and sourcing expertise to drive performance and innovation, all while keeping the growth and development of the company at the core. He believes in maximizing value for the overall enterprise by identifying cost-effective and innovative approaches, leading key negotiations with vendors, and assisting with strategic supply chain decision-making. He is also responsible for architectural/interior design review and following the brand standards (Marriott, Hilton & IHG) for both new builds and renovations.

Hiten also serves as a Procurement Committee member at IHG Owners Association.

In his time off from work, Hiten likes spending time with his Family and Friends. Other activities enjoyed are watching a game of Cricket, travel, movies, and reading.

He believes that Money saved is Money earned.

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Jig Pandya, CHO

Jig Pandya, CHO

Chief Strategy Officer

Jig serves as the Chief Strategy Officer. He graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken with dual degrees in Business. He earned a full Chancellor’s Scholarship and embodied the definition of a true NCAA student-athlete in Men’s Tennis-Division II. His academic recognition was hard-earned from being on the Dean’s List, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Presidential Honor Roll, and other honor societies. He served in the Student Government Association for consecutive years, was captain during all three intramural seasons throughout his college career, served as a tutor for the Athletic Dept, worked as a mascot (Pacer) during home basketball games, and participated in numerous other school activities. The lessons learned through sports have been immensely impactful on Jig, and those lessons have prepared him extremely well for the professional world. He embarked on his career in 1994 and progressed rapidly from a Management Trainee to an Assistant GM to General Manager. Jig was ready for the next challenge and promoted to Vice-President of Operations. He helped facilitate four extremely successful hotel openings and oversaw the $54 million portfolio. Three of the four hotels went on to become Award-Winning hotels. He was hands-on in the development and growth of each hotel. He has also been a franchise owner of Which Wich, i9 Sports, and YogaSix.

In his time away from work, Jig is an avid pickleball player and could even be considered an addict! He enjoys competing in tournaments and recreationally. Other activities enjoyed are traditional ones such as travel, dining, movies, streaming, and most importantly, family! Jig bleeds maize & blue and tries to never miss a Michigan game. He is uber-proud to wear his wolverine gear everywhere and at any time will shout Go Blue!

Leadership

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Rick Adlington

Rick Adlington

VP of Operations

Rick is a 41-year veteran in the Hospitality business. He has worked in all phases of the hotel business. From Hotel Level Operations and Sales & Marketing, Area GM, Regional Revenue Management, Franchise Services to Multi-Unit Management. He has managed hotels from 93 rooms to 233. He has been part of the management team from 93 rooms until 650 rooms with banquet/conference space from 3,000 to 60,000. He has held 10 different multi-unit positions. He has also successfully opened 56 hotels. During his tenure, as a General Manager, Rick has achieved a “Torch Bearer Award” from Holiday Inn and four “Success Awards” from Hilton Garden Inn and earned a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation.

Rick is an avid Tennis player. The teams he has played on have gone on to win several ALTA City Championships to two separate USTA State Championships in the State of Georgia. Rick has two children and two grandchildren.

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Michael Royer

Michael Royer

VP of Sales & Revenue

Michael brings 17 years of hotel experience at both property and above property sales. Prior to his time at Apsilon, Michael spent 6 years as the Director of Sales at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island where he was responsible for all Group and Leisure sales teams across seven different outlets. In the years prior to that, Michael held management rolls and multiple branded and independent hotels ranging from 97 rooms to 400 rooms. Michael currently leads the team responsible for sales, marketing and revenue management for all Apsilon portfolio hotels.

Michael has two children and enjoys coaching and attending their sporting events in his free time.

Corporate Support

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Yuly Isaac

Yuly Isaac

Office Manager

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Teresa Gaines, CPA

Teresa Gaines, CPA

Controller

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Demetra Neil

Demetra Neil

HR Manager

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Bhavin Patel

Bhavin Patel

Accounts Payable

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Ralph Brand

Ralph Brand

Regional Director Engineering

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Stuart Green

Stuart Green

Regional Director Engineering

Sales & Marketing

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Lucinda Costlow

Lucinda Costlow

Associate Director of Sales

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Valorie Vines

Valorie Vines

Sr. Regional Sales Manager

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Allison Adams

Allison Adams

Regional Sales Manager

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Meesha Anderson

Meesha Anderson

Regional Revenue Manager

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Normaly Sargent-Alvarado

Normaly Sargent-Alvarado

Regional Revenue Manager

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Sidney Rucker

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