Our Team

Our company is built on the foundations of great team work. The support team below is dedicated to the vast network of General Managers and talented individuals who make our company great starting with the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Patel. Nick and Rita managed to raise two very talented and kind children while building Kalyan Hospitality. Always strong supporters of education, they have supported various programs and scholarships for the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. They are also sponsor at risk youth encouraging them to complete high school through a program called “The Success Program”.

Nick is an avid sports fan and Rita loves to cultivate beautiful memories of family and friendships.

President Nick Patel
Nick Patel
President

Nick Patel is the owner and President of Kalyan Hospitality. Born in West Bromwich England , but relocating to the United States in 1982, Nick was raised with a strong work ethic and a forward thinking outlook. He finished his higher education at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy but always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit.  In 1997, Nick made a bold move with the support of his parents and embarked on his first project, the Sleep Inn hotel located in Richmond, Virginia. The development of the 51 room hotel would lay the roots for what would become one of the most respected hospitality development and management companies in the state of Virginia. Nick’s company continues to grow on two founding principles: Honesty & Integrity. Through his hard work, discipline, and calculated plan for growth, Kalyan Hospitality now owns and operates apartments, student housing, and premiere hotel Brands throughout the United States.

Rita Patel
Rita Patel
Director of Purchasing and Design

Rita Patel is the Director of Purchasing and Design. Born in India , moving to Montreal Canada as an infant, and finally settling with her family in Southern Illinois, Rita grew up around the hotel business and has always enjoyed the hospitality field. She earned her bachelor degree from Southern Illinois University. With her love of design and savvy procurement skills, she would be instrumental in co-creating what is now  the most respected hospitality development and management companies in the state of Virginia. Rita works closely with designers and Brand representatives to create some of the most vibrant and comforting lodging facilities in the United States

Katherine O’Connell
Development & Business Strategy
Leah Hardy
Corporate Director of Operations & Sales
Lisa Wells
Director of Accounting
Shannon Anderson
Director of Human Resources
Omar Ansari
Omar Ansari
Development Task Force Manager
Julia McCoy
Executive Assistant
Tiffney Liso
Corporate Director of Revenue Management
Erin Headshot
Erin Flowers
Area Operations Manager - Roanoke Area
Tammy Dickinson
Regional Operations Manager - Washington State
Daniel Walters
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - Roanoke Area
Mark Horace
Mark Horace
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - Washington State
Chrissy White
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - Greater Richmond Area