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Mehul B. Patel
Chairman, North Texas Regional Director
Asian American Hotel Owners Association

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Mehul B. Patel was born in Valsad, Gujarat, India, and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 14 years old. After graduating from high school in Garland, Texas, he earned an associate's degree in Business from Richland College, Dallas, in 1998. Two years later, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mehul is a second-generation hotelier who learned the lodging business from his father. Mehul and his brother acquired their first hotel, an independent property, in 1994 when Mehul was only 17 years old. He quickly mastered the deal-making skills that have been critical for purchasing and developing 26 hotels during his career as an hotelier. As many hotel owners in the Southwest have discovered, Mehul is also very willing to share his hard-earned knowledge.

Mehul began a three-year term on the AAHOA Board of Directors in March 2005 as the North Texas Regional Director.  He is the chairman and CEO of Sagestar Hotels, Ltd., Dallas, a company that owns, manages, builds and sells lodging properties.

In addition to his membership in AAHOA, Mehul is active in the American Hotel & Motel Association and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. He is multi-lingual in English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

Mehul resides in Irving, Texas, with his wife, Vaishali, their daughter, Esha and their son, Krish.

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