Executive Team

Kanti Patel


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


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.


Anish Patel

In House Legal Counsel

Anish Patel serves Jalaram Hotels as legal counsel. He has earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Social Science with a Minor in Business from Florida State University. He has earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.

Anish Patel advises the Company on all legal matters of the hospitality industry. His “Modern Approach To An Old Practice,” provides a superior advantage in efficiently obtaining the results required to be a successful Company.

“I have grown up in the hospitality industry and have experienced the various facets it has to offer, along with my legal background, it’s a perfect symbiotic relationship to serve as legal counsel for Jalaram Hotels.”


Mya Patel

Director of Human Resources

Mya Patel serves as Director of Human Resources Human Resources for both the Jalaram Hotel Group and Vista Management. She is responsible for the implementation of human resource practices for the companies which includes recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee recognition and legal compliance.

“Our most important assets are our employees,” say Ms. Patel, “and we work hard every day to ensure that our employees have the work environment in order to provide service excellence to our guests.

Mya has been with the company for the past 6 years. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a BS degree and Texas State with a MS degree.


Joe Rodriguez

V.P. of Operations

Joe began his career in the Hospitality Industry in 1984 at the Holiday Inn in New Port Richey, Florida with Landcom Hospitality. Through his 30 year tenure with the Hospitality Industry he has worked with great Hospitality companies such as Impact Hotel Groups, HI Development, Rejoined Landcom Hospitality and Jalaram Hotels Inc. He has extensive Hotel Management knowledge that includes Holiday Inn, Hampton, Hilton, Sheraton, Wingate and Best Western.

Joe joined the Jalaram Hospitality team in 2004 as General Manager when they acquired the Holiday Inn & Suites in St Augustine, FL. In 2010 he was promoted to V.P. of Operations for all Jalaram Hospitality properties. With 30 years of hospitality experience, his responsibilities include training and supporting General Managers, overseeing Sales & Marketing and Human Resources. He works directly with ownership on brand standards to ensure all hotels are in compliance, as well as implementing procedures and policies for all level of management at the hotels.

In his 30 year career Joe has developed a wealth of experience in hotel operations with a focus on training associates with each hotel brand and developing future hotel management personnel.


Norman LeBert, CHA

Area Director of Operations

Norman LeBert is responsible to plan, direct, and coordinate the organizations operations. He is responsible for improving efficiency, performance and profitability of all properties within the Jalaram Hotels portfolio. He initially began his career with Jalaram Hotels more than 24 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.


Sid Dua

Senior VP of Revenue / Finance

Sid Dua serves as the Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation at Jalaram Hotels. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the sales, revenue management and marketing initiatives for the portfolio. He and his team are responsible for sales training, developing strategic plans, brand relations, e-commerce, implementing standards and procedures, forecasting, budgeting, market development and pre-opening functions.

Mr. Sid has over 12 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. He spent 12 years with Jalaram hotels where he served in various front office and sales roles, Director of Revenue & Operations, General Manager and Regional Director of Sales. Mr. Sid has experience working with Marriott, Hilton and IHG, Best Western hotels brands. As a Director of Revenue & Operations, he was responsible for the opening of two hotels.

Mr. Sid is also responsible for overseeing the treasury, financial planning, analysis and reporting for the company’s portfolio of properties. Mr. Sid has over 10 years of accounting and auditing experience, as well as extensive knowledge of hospitality financial operations.

Sid holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Oklahoma City University


Carol Spivey

Area Director of Sales & Marketing

Carol joined Vista Hospitality/Jalaram Hotels, Inc. September 2016, and serves as the Area Director of Sales and Marketing.  Serving over 30 successful years in the hospitality industry, opened hotels and managed in various leadership capacities  for brands, such as; Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental, and Wyndham; Carol now proudly represent and support all aspects of sales and services for Jalaram’s growing portfolio.

Carol drives sales with commitment to deliver the highest level of Guests’ services and satisfaction, by being present minded of genuine hospitality.

Originally, from Maryland, an alumna of Towson University, Carol now resides in Florida, active member St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau, a board member for St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, as well as various civic, social and philanthropic organizations.


Viki Wai

Corporate Controller

Viki Wai joined the company in 2017, she has 20 years of accounting experience which includes 10 years in property management. Viki graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan University in 1992. Viki moved to Canada with her husband in 1993, they lived there for three years and finally settled down in Saint Augustine since 1996.

Viki is so excited to join the Jalaram family and ready to take challenge every day.


Troy Blevins

Public Relations and Government Affairs

Troy Blevins is a diverse in his experience with development/construction and government affairs. He spent 23 years in local government as Director of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. During the time there he oversaw large scale projects such St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Veteran Park, Davis Park, Treaty Park, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and many others. Troy has spent the last 5 years working as Director of Business Development for A.D Davis Construction the premiere contractor of St. Augustine with a focus on Historic restoration and renovation. Troy brings private and government development experience to Jalaram Hotels in his role of Director of Development and Government Relations.


Omega Construction

Omega Construction Services, Inc. is a company with a foundation as solid as the buildings we create. We have over 30 years of nationally recognized leadership and construction management experience in our industry.

At Omega, our mission has always been to provide our clients with an unparalleled construction delivery process. Recognizing the value that Omega brings to a new development and construction project, over the past several years Jalaram Hotels Inc has chosen Omega Construction Services Inc to partner and form a professional working relationship towards the development and construction of the quality hotels that Jalaram Hotels Inc are historically known and continue to provide in the communities in which they serve.

Two of the latest such projects being a Home 2 Suites by Hilton, currently under construction in Jacksonville, Fl., and the new and highly anticipated Renaissance Luxury Hotel by Marriott, soon to break ground in the Historic District of St. Augustine, FL.



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