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These two principals of Pacific Hospitality Company have been instrumental in the business of lodging, hospitality and real estate investment and management for 20 years, and have created an impressive portfolio of family and personal owned hotel entities.
Tarun S. Patel, CHA, President. Tarun S. Patel, CHA, PresidentA second-generation hotelier, Tarun S. Patel, CHA, is president of Pacific Hospitality Company in San Jose, California. He is also a principal of Penta Hospitality, a dynamic, hotel and real estate investment, development, and management firm focused on the North American lodging and hospitality industry. Tarun’s key responsibilities include investment analysis, property management, financial projections, cost management, financing and site evaluation.

Tarun has 15 years of practical experience in the hospitality industry and 17 years of experience in finance management for Fortune 500 technology companies. He has held various finance executive roles at Silicon Valley technology companies, including IBM and Cisco Systems, Inc. Tarun holds a B.S. degree in finance and economics from San Diego State University. He also attended graduate classes at the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley in real estate management and investment analysis.

Tarun has written several articles for the hospitality industry, and the company has been quoted in Hotel Interactive, IAHI Magazine, and USA Today for expertise in the hospitality real estate industry. He has been a speaker at industry events including the Western Lodging Conference, California Lodging Exposition and NABHOOD Tourism Forum, HotelWorld, and The Hunter Conference.

Tarun serves on the California Lodging Industry Political Action Committee (CLIPAC), a venture among state-based associations focusing on increasing the voice of the hospitality industry in the California political landscape. Tarun, currently, serves as Vice Chairmanof the Asian American Hotel Owners Association AAHOA (2007-2008), is co-chair of the AAHOA Governance/By-Laws and Sponsorship committees, and will be chairman of AAHOA in 2009. Tarun was awarded the Certified Hotel Owner Designation by AHLA.  [Top]
Solo M. Patel, CHA, Principal. Solo Patel brings 36 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Pacific Hospitality Company. As Managing Director, Solo is responsible for property management, cost management, construction management and site evaluation. Solo was awarded the Certified Hotel Owner Designation by American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and is a former Board Member of California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA).  [Top]

Pacific Hospitality Company - San Jose, CA
1735 North First Street, Suite 285, San Jose, CA 95112-4511
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