Sree Hospitality management company history

The History of SREE Hotels

Founded in 1980 by Ravi and Chandra Patel, SREE Hotels has evolved from humble beginning into an award winning hospitality ownership, development, and management group. For over 35 years, our entrepreneurial spirit, do it yourself attitude, and the unwavering drive to succeed has helped our family owned hotel management expand into new markets, build a stellar hospitality management team, and partner with major franchise brands. We're proud of our many successes throughout the years and look forward to many more!


The Early Days of SREE

The SREE Hotels story begins with the acquisition of a Florence, SC roadside motel in 1980. Guided by a strong set of core values and an entrepreneurial dream, Ravi and Chandra decided to embark upon a long and prosperous journey in the hospitality industry. With the help of our family and a great deal of sweat equity, Ravi and Chandra renovated and repositioned the property to an EconoLodge franchised hotel, increasing the property's value, guest satisfaction ratings, and occupancy rates. With such sweeping success, the Patels sowed the seeds for decades of profitable hotel ownership, development, and management service.


SREE Grows Up

In the years following, we grew our hotel portfolio, expanded our team, and ventured into new markets throughout the Southeast. After several more successful acquisition and repositioning projects, SREE Hotels embarked upon our first ground up development with the construction of the Comfort Inn Florence. With the development of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Kannapolis and the Hampton Inn Charlotte/Monroe in the mid 1990’s, SREE Hotels entered into strong, lasting partnerships with Marriott and Hilton.


Four Decades of Success

Today, over 35 years after the purchase and repositioning of our first hotel, SREE owns and operates over 20 properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, franchised with partners like Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group.

At SREE Hotels, our strength lies squarely in our core values, team members, dedication to service excellence, and commitment to our communities. We've come a long way since 1980, and are excited for the future of our family operated hotel ownership and management company. To learn more about what's next, check out the latest SREE Hotels news or get in touch with our phenomenal team!