ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 18 – Bharat Patel, CHO, of Sarasota, Fla., is the new AAHOA Secretary. Patel is the owner of Gulf Coast Hospitality Solutions, LLC. Previously, Patel served as Florida Regional Director on AAHOA’s Board of Directors. A record-setting number of eligible voters voted in this year’s election. The announcement came at the conclusion of AAHOA’s 2020 Virtual Convention & Trade Show.

AAHOA members also elected the following individuals to the Board of Directors:

Arkansas Regional Director: Chintu (Danny) Patel

Florida Regional Director: Rahul I. Patel

Georgia Regional Director: Vikesh (Vik) Zaver

Greater Los Angeles Area Regional Director: Naresh (ND) Bhakta

North Central Regional Director: Bhavesh Patel

North Texas Regional Director: Dhiren Masters

Young Professional Director Eastern Division: Bhavik Patel

Female Director Eastern Division: Lina Patel

Congratulations to Bharat Patel and to all our newly elected board members. It is an honor to work with our officers, our board, and the entire AAHOA team as we help the hospitality industry on the road to recovery,” said AAHOA President & CEO Cecil P. Staton.

“These individuals are great additions to the Board of Directors of America’s premier hotel owners association. I am grateful for their service to our members and to the hospitality industry,” said AAHOA Chairman Biran Patel.