Exicutive Team

Kanti Patel

CEO/President

Kanti Patel's incessant dedication to the success of his family, employees, and company, coupled with his undeniable talent and vision in architectural design, property development, and re-design are at the forefront of this portfolio's unique holdings. From his keen sense for site selection to his decades of experience and talent in the development of new properties, one-of-a-kind designs, and high-style renovations, Kanti is irrefutably committed to beautifying the community, maximizing the comfort of his guests, and exceeding brand requirements in style and design. He is also a devoted supporter of and actively involved in the communities in which he lives and conducts business; well known for frequent and generous contributions to local charities.

Kala Patel

CEO/Owner

Responsible for keeping the company's financial affairs in check, Kala Patel organized, staffed, and has meticulously managed the Accounting and Finance Departments since inception. Her high degree of intelligence, vast experience, and innate attention to detail along with her warm and outgoing personality are the anchor of this dynamic company's past and future successes.

Vik Patel

Chief Operations Officer / COO

Vik Patel is the Chief Operations Officer of Jalaram Hotels. He is responsible for all day-to-day activities and has an integral role in strategically guiding the growth plans of over 10 hotels. Vik is also involved in site identification/development for new franchises in the Northeastern Florida region.

Vik developed his first property in 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, he has been involved in multiple renovation and construction projects for brands including Marriott, Hilton, Best Western, and Holiday Inn. Though facing the ongoing challenges that accompany conversions and new construction, Vik remains determined and committed to historical preservation and community integration in each of his projects.

Vik and his father Kanti Patel are dedicated to making history in the St. Augustine and greater Jacksonville area. Vik's expertise reaches far beyond development. Vik has an expertise on the property level in procurement, identifying hotel efficiency, guest satisfaction tracking, revenue management and labor controls.

Norman LeBert

Area Director of Operations

Area Director of Operations Norman LeBert initially began his career with Jalaram Hotels more than 20 years ago as a Bar Manager and has progressively worked his way up through positions of varying and increasing responsibilities. As General Manager of the then 200-room Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Jacksonville Airport, Norm led the hotel to be recognized in the top 5% of the brand. Norm's positive disposition, loyalty and analytical skillset are attributes upon which his team relies, instrumental in the success of day-to-day operations.

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