Executive Profile

Sanjay Patel - President/CEO

Sanjay Patel is the founder of MHG Hotels, LLC. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, directing the company’s development, operations and investments through senior management. Under his vision and leadership, MHG Hotels has experienced substantial, positive growth. MHG Hotels has received numerous recognitions, including Fairfield Inn by Marriott Platinum and hotel of the Year Awards. Mr. Patel has served on numerous boards and committees.

Mr. Patel, a native of India, came to the Unites States in 1986. He acquired his first hotel in 1991. Since that time he has built and developed 24 hotels throughout the nation.

Mr. Patel continues to lead MHG Hotels with integrity, ambition, and enthusiasm. These qualities lead to the development and successful operations of MHG Hotels.

Mr. Patel is married to Ranjan Patel and they have two sons. In addition to the enjoyment he receives from the hospitality industry, he also enjoys reading, golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.

Ranjan Patel - Vice President

Ranjan Patel, a co-founder, has been a major factor in the success of MHG Hotels.

Mrs. Patel, a native of India arrived in United States in 1986 and is married to Mr. Sanjay Patel. Together they acquired their first hotel in 1991.

Mrs. Patel provides guidance and direction to the corporate structure which contributes to the financial success of the company.

Her experience and leadership ability is an asset to MHG Hotels, LLC. Mrs. Patel enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Neal Patel - Vice President

Neal Patel attended Indiana University-Bloomington. He is responsible for securing financing for new development and assists with the development process of new construction and acquisitions. Neal has been involved in the hospitality industry since a young age- working entry level positions since high school and interning with various hospitality groups in college.

Hiren Patel - Vice President

Hiren serves as Vice President of MHG Hotels, his primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of new development and acquisitions for MHG Hotels. He works closely with all major brands to help secure premium brands in high barrier to entry markets. Hiren also plays a key role in the renovation process for MHG Hotel’s current portfolio. Hiren graduated from Indiana University prior to joining MHG Hotels in 2012.

Hiren enjoys traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. He is married, and has a dog named Tyson.

Hunter Carmichael - Chief Operating Officer

Hunter Carmichael brings 19 years of hospitality leadership to MHG Hotels. Throughout his career he has held multiple positions within White Lodging and Marriott International, including Regional Vice President, Regional Director of Operations and Dual General Manager for portfolios spanning Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Florida. Hunter is a process driven leader who believes passionately in talent development. He guest lectures at Northern Arizona University, University of Nevada Las Vegas and Texas Tech University, and serves on the Industry Council Board for the NAU School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

In 2007 he was named Top Recruiter of Outstanding Talent from White Lodging, and has also been awarded General Manager of the Year 2002 - 2004 and 2012. Hunter is a goal-driven, strategic thinker, who challenges his team to achieve strong results.

Personally, Hunter is married and a father of three. He enjoys golf, college football (Go Red Raiders!) and volunteering with Special Olympics.

Andrew Quinto, CHA - Vice President, Operations

Andrew has been in the hospitality industry for over 14 years, involved in operations with brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Wyndham. Andrew has worked his way up through the industry, starting as a Front Desk Associate, and has held various leadership positions. As a dedicated hospitality professional, he received his Certified Hotel Administrator designation in 2012 from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). and has also received his Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA). He has previously served on the Under 30 Council of the AH&LA and on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Lodging Association. He was elected to Hotel Management’s Thirty Under 30 and was featured in their October 2015 publication.
Andrew is an avid Yankees fan, has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and loves to travel, spending almost 365 days a year in hotels.

Alicia Clark - Vice President, Revenue Management

Alicia Clark has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry with brands including Marriott, IHG, Choice, Hilton among others. She has held numerous roles at both the hotel and corporate levels within the areas of Front Office, Sales, Reservations and Revenue Management. Her strengths include revenue management analysis and system analysis & management. Prior to joining MHG, Alicia was Director of Revenue Management for a multi-branded hotel portfolio of more than 50 hotels for over 16 years. Alicia provides direction and guidance for the Revenue Management efforts of all MHG hotels. She attended DePauw University. Outside of work, Alicia serves as a key member of leadership in her home church where she enjoys managing operations and teaching and leading people. Alicia also enjoys writing and spending time with her two sons, Nathaniel and Caleb.

Aaron Goodwin - Regional Director of Sales

Aaron Goodwin has 7 years of sales management experience in the industry with brands including Marriott, Hilton & Best Western. His skills and passion involve developing a winning culture, analytics and management. Aaron graduated from Northwood University out of Midland, MI with a BBA in Hospitality Management and began his sales career at a Best Western in Sterling Heights, MI. Prior to joining MHG Hotels Aaron was a Senior Corporate Sales Manager for a Marriott & DoubleTree cluster in San Diego, CA.

Outside of work Aaron has a beautiful wife, Kristen, and the best dog in the world, Winslow. He also enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing and spending time with family.