Mehul B. Patel
Chairman, North Texas Regional Director
Asian American Hotel Owners Association
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,
Mehul resides in Irving, Texas, with his wife, Vaishali, their
daughter, Esha and their son, Krish.
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