Bimal Patel, CEO and Director of Purchasing, Concept Hotels

Bimal Patel, CEO and Director of Purchasing, Concept Hotels

CEO and Director of Purchasing, Concept Hotels

Bimal lives breaths and sleeps hotels. Since childhood, Bimal has pictured growing his family’s mom-and-pop motels into a collection of uniquely crafted hotels that would deliver an Xperience to his guests. His vision has become Concept Hotels and he is the driving force behind the company, hence his “Head of Household” title! Bimal strongly believes in keeping his hotels on the edge of the industry and in fostering a culture that embraces change and encourages innovation. Bimal, a former investment banker, has been able to effectively leverage a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley and an MBA with extensive hospitality course work from Cornell University to realize his vision brick by brick. He also directs all purchasing activities which may make him a bit of a “Shopaholic!” Bimal is the current Chairman of the California Hotel & Lodging Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hospitality & Restaurant Foundation. Bimal has previously served as a Board Member of the California Lodging Industry Association and as an Ambassador for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. Bimal enjoys playing basketball with his two growing sons, is a hot-sauce connoisseur and is training to complete a marathon!