Our leadership team provides an array of services encompassing all aspects of hospitality operations from pre-opening planning, marketing and financial services to daily operations. We are accomplished hoteliers and experienced business professionals with significant operations, marketing and financial expertise.
CEO of Finance Accounting & Development
Amit Patel graduated from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas Austin with a major in finance and minor in Accounting. A life long learner and second generation hotel owner operator, Amit has over 10 years of hospitality ownership that includes ensuring operational standards, overseeing the property sales efforts, coordinating renovations, all aspects of real estate development, securing financing, developing bank packages and budgets. His expertise lies in creating strategic partner relationships and offering both investors and owners valuable and immediate solutions for the challenges and opportunities they face in today’s hospitality industry. He offers many attributes to Lodgic Hospitality one of which is his genuine leadership. In addition to development, Amit focuses on oversight of Lodgic's finances, accounting, purchasing, administration, legal, risk management and human resources. In addition he continues to cultivate important business relationships and focuses on the future vision of the company and it's developments.
CEO of Operations & Revenue
Mr. Viraj is responsible for all aspects of operations and sales for the company’s hotels. Mr. Viraj serves the role of CEO Operations for Lodgic Hospitality giving him oversight of all corporate resources and strategic planning. Viraj Patel is a technology-driven professional with a diverse background that includes being a developer of premium brand hotels. Viraj’s leadership ensures the stability of the organization and creates a platform for dynamic growth. His fresh thinking helps inject new ideas and processes. He's the leader of our internal growth strategy and data driven results. He shares his father’s vision for profitable growth through unwavering integrity and consistent development of top quality hotel brands. Viraj personally oversees the day-to-day activities of the company’s operation and sales teams, and his charismatic personality inspires the corporate culture with all company associates. He is an expert in Hilton revenue management and operating systems, and also has extensive experience with IHG hotels. As part of Lodgic, he oversees rate strategy, offers leadership and guidance, and analyzes and creates strategies to drive profitability.
Director; Purchasing & A/P
Kalpa Patel is responsible for the company's purchasing, procurement process, the conduct of its relationships with leading vendors, the maintenance of its fiscal records and preparation of financial reports. Kalpa Patel’s career began after completing her bachelors’ degree in Business Management from the University of New Orleans, with a minor in marketing. As a former General Manager and Purchasing Manager, she has hands-on experience identifying opportunities, anticipating problems, and improving a hotel’s financial performance. Mrs. Patel has built a wealth of experience in accounting, finance, construction, project management and procurement over the past years. She is recognized for her expertise in the accounting, inventory control, centralized purchasing, and accounts payable. Mrs Patel has served with distinction at the financial helm of Lodgic since its early stages. Mrs Patel's business and financial acumen are at the heart of Lodgic’s enviable reputation as an excellent steward of money and responsible manager of assets. Vendors, accountants and colleagues have openly praised her integrity, unwavering fiscal resolve and informed optimism.
Regional Director; Operations and Support
Carlos Sierra is a graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in Miami, one of the highest rated hospitality and tourism programs in the United States. Mr. Sierra has over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry and currently leads the strategic sales efforts for Lodgic Hospitality. Carlos is responsible for leading and assisting the hotels in achieving top line revenues through pro-active strategic planning and creative marketing initiatives. Carlos focuses on sales talent acquisition, training, account development, leveraging advertising and membership opportunities to effectively promote the corporate image and hotels with the overall goal of driving RevPar growth and profitability. He plays an integrated role in working with the hotel and sales personnel to develop new opportunities and attract new business. Prior to joining Lodgic, Mr. Sierra received recognition, awards, and certifications with hotel brands, including DoubleTree, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites. Carlos serves on a number of local and state organizations, including current co-chair of the hospitality committee for Texas Business Travel Association, the winner of GBTA’s large chapter of the year for 5 consecutive years.