Neal Patel

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managing partner, Blue Chip Hotels and AAHOA Board
director at large Young Professionals West

Nishant “Neal” Patel is the founder and managing partner for Blue Chip Hotels based in Austin, TX. Blue Chip Hotels currently owns and operates nearly 1,200 rooms throughout United States. The company’s portfolio consists of various non-branded and branded hotels including Red Roof, Wyndham, Choice, and IHG. Due to Patel’s growing interest in technology, he was recently appointed on the HITEC council. As a council member, he assists HITEC in organizing conferences focused on introducing hoteliers to new technology that they can integrate in their hotels to maximize guest satisfaction. He envisions hotel operations advancing parallel to technology. Neal was also elected to serve on Red Roof Inn franchise advisory council and is currently an Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Young Professionals Director. He plans to strengthen collaboration between HITEC and AAHOA so that information on advances in technology is readily available to all hoteliers everywhere.

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