WHO IS MTHA?
Middle Tennessee Hotel Association is a strong, effective, central voice for Hotel and Motel owners in the Middle Tennessee area, dedicated to the representation of our industry and members during times of progress and times of need. We aim to promote organized interest of hotel owners and operators, to expand knowledge and resources of our members, and to advocate for hotel and motel owners during policy changes. We are stewards to our communities and members, dealing ethically, honestly, and with complete dedication to our unified cause.
At MTHA we focus on the establishment and enhancement of relationships amongst individuals in a similar business environment. We foster growth and awareness of issues facing day to day operations, with a drive for continued progress both individually and corporately within the industry. We work within each community on a local level to develop a strong foundational relationship between the lodging businesses and local municipalities, resourcefully and tactfully seeking to serve our members in their pursuit of success in the Hotel and Lodging industry in Middle Tennessee.
Being A Member:
Who are our members? MTHA members are ownership, operations, management in the hotel or motel industry. They believe that the power of hotels and motels working together can outweigh the efforts of those working individually. Our members contribute and receive valuable information and a deeper understanding about the inner workings of a hotel and motel industry, from start to finish, day in and day out, and behind the scenes. They know that the power of hotels and motels working together can outweigh the efforts of those working individually. Putting aside economic factors, many people involved with hotels and motels share many common interests that can be effectively communicated, shared, and cooperated on without divulging trade secrets or sensitive information.
At MTHA we are dedicated to facilitating those connections, supplying those resources, and creating unity in our industry for progress.
Being a Vendor Partner
Who are our vendor partner? MTHA vendor partners are suppliers or service businesses for the hotel or motel industry. We hand select our vendor partners and create a marketplace for owners and operators to connect with quality vendors, allowing everyone to benefit. Vendor partners will grow their list of clients and get direct access to decision makers of hotels and motels, all as a part of a thriving and supportive community dedicated to growth and progress.
Meet Our Founders
Roshan is a second- generation hotelier with extensive experience in the construction, development, and operations of many projects in the hospitality industry. Roshan graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration. He was born and raised in Lebanon, TN and now lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Minal, and children, Ashaay and Maliya.
Hitesh was raised in Franklin, TN and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor in Business Administration. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Halifax Hospitality which is a hotel management and development company based in Franklin, TN. Hitesh is an avid golfer and enjoys attending Tennessee Titans football games. He is married with a daughter named Anna.
Dharmesh “Dean” Patel
Was born in Leicester England and migrated to the United States in 1995. Dean currently serves on the board of our Gujarat Cultural Association, has served on the TN Business Association, and is currently serving the Visitor and Tourism Board in the city of Goodlettsville . He resides in Goodlettsville TN with his wife Sunita, son Kaelan and daughter Karina.
Sandeep Patel attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. In 2006 he purchased a motel in Nashville, TN. Sandip is responsible for daily operations, including revenues, marketing, expense management, risk management, maintenance, and human resources.
Pankaj “Tony” Zaver
Tony was born and raised in Zambia, and moved to the middle TN area in 1976 at the age of 12, and has lived here ever since. He has worked in the hotel business since 1976. Tony graduated from MTSU with a BS degree, and started his personal business career with two Subways in 1989. He moved back to the hotel business in 1995.
Tony is married to Vibha Zaver with two children, daughter Reena, son Hemal. He currently owns and operates the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Clarksville, TN.
Jai B. Patel
As a Vice President with the Nashville satellite office of HVS, Jai B. Patel has worked on appraisal and consulting assignments for more than 400 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S.
Jai grew up around the hotel business. His parents began their hospitality enterprise in Illinois, and Jai has grown attuned to the responsibilities, challenges, and rewards of hotel operations. He has supported the Ronald McDonald House, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Toys for Tots, and tutored children and young adults through several organizations in the local community.
Sunil Patel CHO, CHA, CHIA
Sunil was born in Walsall, England. His family migrated to the United States in the early eighties. They purchased their first 35 room motel in Pulaski TN. Sunil earned a BS degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and has the President of the Gujarat Cultural Association in Nashville TN and as President of Leuva Patidar Samaj of USA. He also served on the AAHOA Board. He loves to play soccer and is an avid marathon runner. He resides in Brentwood TN with his wife Manisha, two daughters Reshma and Prishana.
Map of Counties
- Northwest (Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Perry)
- Pankaj “Tony” Patel
- West (Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Lewis)
- Janak Patel
- Central (Davidson)
- Roshan Patel
- Dipak “Dan” Gokul
- Central – South (Williamson, Maury)
- Hitesh Patel
- North (Robertson, Sumner, Macon)
- Dharmesh “Dean” Patel
- Northeast (Clay, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Fentress)
- South (Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Franklin)
- Sunil Patel
- Southeast (Rutherford, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Moore, Cannon, Grundy)
- Rajendra “Ron” Patel
- East (Wilson, Trousdale, Smith, DeKalb, Warren, Van Buren, White, Putnam)
- Kalpesh “Kal” Patel
- President – Roshan Patel
- Vice President – Hitesh Patel
- Secretary – Kalpesh “Kal” Patel
- Joint Secretary – Sreyas Surati
- Treasurer– Sandeep Patel
- Joint Treasurer – Kishan Patel