Delivering a good night’s sleep is the goal of every hotel property, so it is fitting that Whitestone Development has built its incredible success on one man’s pursuit of his American dream.

Suresh Patel came to the United States in the early 1980s with a limited command of English, no experience driving a car, and the desire to build a successful company to help his extended family, friends and community. Courage and determination defined his early years, as he combined hard work with a strong pride in delivering exceptional service with a focus on continuous improvement.

With experience and hard work, the company grew, and Patel acquired additional independent hotels, while providing employment, leadership and mentoring to family and community members who shared his drive and pursuit of excellence.

From modest roots, Whitestone Hospitality has built a portfolio of hotels that includes independent properties, and hotels in the Best Western, Motel 6, Choice Hotels, IHG, Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt families.

Most recently he was presented with a prestigious AAHOA Family Hotelier of the Year Award.