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Meet the SREE Team

Meet the team behind the success! Get to know the talented, ambitious, and experienced executive committee and corporate officers that make SREE Hotel's one of the region's premier hotel management companies. Their hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction make SREE Hotels a truly unique hospitality group.

For over 35 years, our family owned and operated hospitality management company has relied upon our phenomenal family of team member to generate spectacular guest experiences and yield returns for our investors and partners. Together, we strive for excellence in all we do and aspire to do.

Now let's meet the team!

Executive Committee

Ravi Patel | Chairman of SREE Hotels

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In 1980, Ravi Patel and his brother Chandra founded SREE Hotels upon repositioning a roadside motel in Florence, SC. In the years since, Ravi has acted as the Chairman of SREE Hotels and helped develop the company into an award winning management group. Ravi is native to Nadi, Fiji Islands where he studied Chemistry and Physics at Saint Xavier’s College. He entered the hospitality industry after watching the successes of a friend and is the founding member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA).

Prior to SREE Hotels, Ravi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama and worked as an engineer for National Tire Company.

Chandra Patel | Vice Chairman

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Alongside his brother Ravi, Chandra Patel cofounded SREE Hotels in 1980. As Vice Chairman, Chandra is responsible for managing financial risks, planning, keeping records, and analyzing data. Prior to SREE, Chandra worked as a Business Manager at Friendship College in Rock Hill South Carolina.

A graduate of Gujarat University in India, Chandra earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting as well as his MBA from Atlanta University.

Jay Patel | Executive Vice President

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As Executive Vice President, Jay is responsible for purchasing and capital improvements for the entire SREE Hotels portfolio. Jay manages all vendors relationships for new construction and renovation projects and works with suppliers for all hotels on a daily basis. He ensures all brand standards are exceeded, while achieving the highest level of quality in all products being purchased. He has been with SREE Hotels for over 35 years, and prior to working with the company, Jay ran a restaurant in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree while studying in India and received a degree in Drafting in the United States.

Parag Patel | CFO & CDO

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As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer for SREE Hotels, Parag ensures the growth and financial stability of the company. Parag manages relationships with all stakeholders and works closely with lenders, partners, investors, and franchisees. Prior to joining SREE Hotels, Parag worked at First Union Capital Markets for two years.

He graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and received his MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of South Carolina.

Vinay Patel | President & CEO

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Vinay serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for SREE Hotels and is responsible for managing day to day operations and sales. Before joining SREE Hotels, Vinay was Vice President for Microtel Inn & Suites where he tracked performance, customer satisfaction, and a variety of brand specific sales results. He has also worked as Vice President of Knights Franchise Systems. There, Vinay helped create the Knights Inn Co-Operative Council (KICC), a successful regional marketing and training program.

Vinay received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Corporate Officers

Naresh Patel | Senior Vice President of Engineering

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As the Senior Vice President of Engineering, Naresh is responsible for overseeing the asset protection, upkeep, and maintenance of all SREE Hotels properties. Naresh joined the hospitality industry through a family business and has been with SREE Hotels for over 30 years. Naresh is active in the community and is affiliated with the Advisory Board of Piedmont Natural Gas.

Naresh earned his diploma in Climate Control from Florence Darlington Tech and received his Associate's Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from Central Piedmont Community College.

Brad Marsico | Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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Brad manages all aspects of sales and marketing for SREE Hotels. He oversees the sales teams for each property in the SREE Hotels’ portfolio and coordinates all marketing efforts for the company. He has been with SREE Hotels for over 12 years, starting his hospitality industry career in with Marriott International. Brad has performed many roles in the hotel industry, including Area Sales Manager, Area Director of Sales, Cluster Sales Manager, General Manager, Director of Revenue Management, Vice President of Sales, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SREE Hotels.

Brad received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Clemson University. He currently serves as a Board Member for the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and is a member of the Account Executives of North Carolina.

Mital Patel | Executive Vice President of Finance

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Born the year the company was founded, Mital grew up watching SREE Hotels grow and wanted to help continue building the company his family started. As the Executive Vice President of Finance & Accounting for SREE Hotels, Mital manages corporate shared services. In this role, he is oversees the Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources, and Information Technology departments. Before joining SREE Hotels as the Vice President of Accounting in 2007, Mital worked for three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as a Senior Auditor for corporations such as LabCorp, Hanes, and Royal Caribbean International.

Mital double majored in Economics and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to obtain his CPA after completing his Masters of Accounting.

Zachary Quill | Executive Vice President of Project Management

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Zack is responsible for overseeing all renovations and new construction projects for SREE Hotels. He also works on new development deals, capital improvement projects, and the implementation of new brand initiatives. Zack has been with SREE Hotels for over seven years and actively works with Marriott on special projects such as the Courtyard Design and Development Committee.

Zack studied at Elon University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

Kunal Patel | Director of Operations

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Having grown up in the hotel industry, Kunal was born to pursue a career in hospitality. He has been with the company for over five years and is now responsible for the operations of eight hotels in the SREE Hotels portfolio.

Before joining the SREE Hotels team, Kunal attended the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Real Estate with a minor in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Kunal also earned his Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina in International Hotel Management.

Rishabh Parikh | Director of Information Technology

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As Director of Information Technology, Rishabh plans, organizes, and executes all IT functions for SREE Hotels and corporate. He is also responsible for maintaining and supporting our corporate infrastructure. Rishabh has worked part time for SREE since 2000 and became a full time team member in 2010. Prior to working at SREE Hotels, Rishabh served as the Director of Technical Operations for Digital Systems Support for eight years.

Rishabh studied at the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and International Business with a minor in Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management.

Mihir Waghel | Director of Revenue Management

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Mihir handles Revenue Management, eCommerce, and Social Media for SREE Hotels’ Marriott Portfolio as our Director of Revenue Management. He started with SREE Hotels in 2009 as an Area Sales Manager in Columbia, South Carolina and became Director of Revenue Management in 2011. Prior to working with SREE Hotels, he served as a Financial Specialist with Wells Fargo Bank. He also worked at Marriott International’s Regional Sales Office in Gaithersburg, MD as a Sales Manager for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia’s Marriott International Managed Hotels.

Mihir studied Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management at the University of South Carolina and serves on the Executive Committee for the Association of the United States Army – Palmetto Chapter at Fort Jackson, SC.

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