Bijal Patel

Bijal Patel

Chief Executive Officer, Coast Redwood Hospitality, United States

Bijal has two full-time jobs – serving as the Chairman of CHLA, while also being CEO of Coast Redwood Hospitality, a 44 year old company based in Northern California that owns and operates a portfolio of hotels and other real estate. He is the youngest Chairman in CHLA’s 128-year history and is the first person to serve two consecutive terms in that role. During the past five years, Bijal has held leadership roles in AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association), notably as a member of the Young Professional Hoteliers Committee, and as an Ambassador in the North Pacific Region.