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.
Corporate Director of Finance
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 15 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.
Corporate Controller & HR
With over thirty years of hospitality background, Dee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. Dee has worked in various capacities with several hotel companies, which included Wyndham, Hilton, Holiday Inn and independent hotels. Her roles included positions such as Accounting Manager, Human Resource Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, and Area Comptroller. In her years with Wyndham International she was instrumental in creating and formulating the company’s Standard Operating Procedures, Acquisition & Disposition Guidelines, Job Descriptions and Internal Audit procedures. Her achievements include enhancing Revenue Controls, Food & Beverage Cost Controls, Labor Management, Budget implementation, and Other Expense reductions. Her primary objective is to assist in growing the company to the next level through consolidated reporting, SOP compliance, consistent property financial reporting and analysis, and initiating internal controls.
Director of Revenue Management
Mr. Bradley is the force behind optimizing pricing and inventory based upon consumer demand and market conditions. He is responsible for all aspects of revenue management including competitive analysis, strategic forecasting, inventory controls, pricing strategies, tactical plans, group management, and ensuring properties are set up for optimal revenue maximization. Through his 15 year career in the hospitality industry, Douglas has developed a wealth of experience in revenue management. Widely recognized for his skills, he has received numerous industry accolades from Gaylord, Marriott, and Hilton. His experience includes working with brands such as Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites, Candlewood Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, and Gaylord Resorts; having held various position, including Revenue Manager and Senior Manager of Revenue Management. In the past ten years, Douglas has been a key player in the opening team for five hotels. His main focus remains driving RevPAR growth at each property. Douglas Bradley has a Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M University.
Project and Construction Manager
Geno brings over 35 years of construction experience, with a background in residential, hospitality and medical projects. He understands the need to get properties open and generating revenue as quickly as possible, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and adhering to a budget. His experience allows him to work closely with owners to evaluate cost saving proposals and obtain the best value. With over 25 hospitality projects completed as project manager, Geno brings a unique insight to Lodgic Hospitality. He is adept at incorporating the needs and wants of both owners and operations staff into the construction of each project to a create a streamlined and smooth-running property. He is proficient at meshing Brand Project Managers to follow brand standards, architectural and engineered blueprints, and city officials to navigate the permit approval process and inspections to create a finished product that meets all of their expectations. Geno also works with existing hotels to develop a renovation plan that updates to new brand standards and their PIP guidelines while disrupting the revenue stream as little as possible.
Accounts Payable Manager
Janice Cardenas is a graduate and proud alumna of St. Theresa’s College in Cebu, Philippines. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies. Janice has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She was part of the pre-opening team, who successfully launched the first hotel and casino property located at the Northern Mariana Islands. Her experience also includes working at independent full service hotels and Hilton branded hotels. Janice is currently the Accounts Payable Manager for Lodgic Hospitality. She handles daily A/P responsibilities, oversee the timely, accurate processing of invoices, expense reports and payment transactions for Lodgic's portfolio of hotels. Janice develops, implements and maintains a system to ensure all hotels adhere to company guidelines.
Vacha manages and process payroll for over 600 employees in two states. As Payroll Manager for Lodgic Hospitality, she directs the collection, calculation, and entering of data; she reviews all changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deduction, job titles, and transfers. Her past experience includes Accounting Supervisor with Lodgic Hospitality, Personal Banker with Huntington Bank Ohio, and Cash Management Services with Chartered Bank oversees. Ms. Modi received a Bachelors in Accounting and Auditing from H.L Institute of Commerce. In addition, she has taken financial and accounting courses with the University of Toledo.
Asif Liaquat works as the Revenue Analyst under the guidance of the Director of Revenue Management. His primary responsibilities include the daily analysis of hotel demand and prepare reports for the weekly revenue meeting held with each hotel management team. Asif supports the Director of Revenue Management in creating and developing pricing strategies to maximize the RevPAR for each hotel. He also assists the hotel sales managers with managing group inventory. Asif has 8 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry having held various positions in both the front of the house and the heart of the house. His experience includes working with Hilton, Marriott, and Choice Hotels. Asif studied marketing at East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Annabelle Dupont brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to her role within Lodgic Hospitality, including management positions with independent hotels, IHG, Hilton and Marriott brands including as General Manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Pasadena and opening General Manager of Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Pasadena, which received a Gold Circle Award in 2017. She works with both on and above property teams, overseeing the hotels’ operations as well as providing preopening support to Logic’s future hotels. Annabelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Property Support & Task Force Manager