Alkesh “Al” Patel is the chairman, CEO, founder, and spiritual leader of Evergreen Hospitality. Evergreen Hospitality a development group focus on building from the ground up Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Hyatt branded hotels.
Prior to founding Evergreen Hospitality, Alkesh served as the 2012-2013 Chairman of Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the world’s leading association of hotel owners with over 18,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels totaling $128 billion in property value.
His extensive experience in the hotel industry has made him a sought after speaker for conferences domestically and abroad. Alkesh has been invited to speak at the Lodging Conference, the National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) Conference,IMN, Hunters, Hotel Investment Forum India (HiFi) Conference, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), and IACC. Alkesh’s leadership has also earned him recognition and awards from FIA, FHRAI, NABHOOD, IACC, and AAHOA.
Alkesh currently resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and children.