VP – Chief Operating Officer & Development
Nick Patel’s vision, passion and commitment to the lodging industry are amazing. He joined his uncle, P.J Patel, in 1993 during the development phase of Hampton Inn in Lake City. Since then he has been actively involved in the development of several brands. Under his leadership and management LCH hotels have received several franchise awards.
Carlson Rezidor Group awarded Nick Patel “Best Owner Operator of a Hotel in the country”. He serves on the franchise advisory board of Country Inn & Suites and is a board member of the Columbia and Alachua County Tourist Development Council. In addition, Nick Patel also serves as a board member of Finance & audit for Florida Gateway College Endowment Foundation. He has represented the community in studying the unification benefit of county and city operations. Nick holds a graduate degree in Commerce majored in Accounting and Auditing. He also holds an International Diploma in Computer Application and Programming.