Founded by Vimal Patel and Ketan Patel in 1994, U.S. Hotels, Inc. began with the acquisition of a 42-unit, independent motel with a restaurant in Elizabeth City, NC. U.S. Hotels, Inc. managed the hotel through a half million dollar renovation. In 1996, following its first year under U.S. Hotels, Inc.’s management, the hotel produced the highest room revenues in its history. Revenues were up in excess of 25%, and restaurant sales were up 40%.
By 1998, we added two more independent motels to our management company. These were sold in 2005.
On November 1, 2000, U.S Hotels, Inc. acquired the Quality Inn of Elizabeth City, NC. Formerly a Holiday Inn, the 160-room hotel with an on-site restaurant and banquet room was purchased by the Shama, LLC in 2000. This property immediately went under major renovation for an entire year. After renovations, Gross Operating Profit at the hotel had increased by 30% as compared to 1999 figures. Later, this hotel was converted in two divisions, a 120-room Quality Inn hotel and a 40-room Econo Lodge. These were sold in 2008.
In January of 2002, Shree Krishna, LLC acquired the two year old 57-room Comfort Inn in Ferdinand, IN. They hired U.S. Hotels, Inc. to manage the property and the hotel was able to increase its Average Daily Rate by $45 and its gross room revenues by more than 40%.
In September 2005, U.S Hotels, Inc. opened an 80-unit Candlewood Suites. This hotel was sold in 2006.
On April 20, 2007, we opened the 72-unit Comfort Suites in Roanoke Rapids, NC. This property is the first time U.S. Hotels, Inc. oversaw a new construction project. The hotel is eco-friendly. It has selected systems, fixtures, and appliances that conserve energy. Additionally, natural and biodegradable cleaning products are used, and the hotel’s landscaping includes recycled materials.
In October 2008, U.S. Hotels, Inc. was hired by Shama, LLC and Tusher, LLC to manage the 50-room Stagecoach Inn in DeRidder, LA.
On February 18, 2009, we opened the 56-unit Best Western Plus Inn & Suites in DeRidder, LA. The hotel is eco-friendly. It has selected systems, fixtures, and appliances that conserve energy. Additionally, natural and biodegradable cleaning products are used, and the hotel’s landscaping includes recycled materials.
On November 24, 2009, U.S. Hotels, Inc. was hired to manage the Executive Inn in Albemarle, NC. Formerly a Best Western hotel, now it is been converted to a Quality Inn. The 80-room hotel was purchased by Dhara Hospitality Group, LLC.
On September 22, 2010, U.S. Hotels, Inc. was hired to manage a Sleep Inn hotel in Roanoke Rapids, NC which has been converted to the Sleep Inn & Suites following a major renovation. The 117-room hotel is owned by Heer Investment, LLC.
From these unassuming beginnings and with the help of friends and family, Vimal Patel and Ketan Patel have aggressively developed over 10 franchised and independent hotels/motels throughout the United States. During this growth, our management team has completely mastered every facet of modern hotel development and management, providing for the foundation and inception of what is now a first-rate, multi-unit hotel management and development company.
At present, U.S. Hotels, Inc. continues to grow in the select-service market with two new projects in the area of hotel and strip mall development / construction. With a focus on new-build properties, U.S. Hotels. Inc. consistently develops quality hotels in every market it enters. Going beyond the requirements, U.S. Hotels, Inc. ensures its guests comfortable accommodations in inviting surroundings with gracious hospitality.