For more than 40 years, Tony Patel has been an innovator in the hospitality industry. He is recognized for his astute market analysis and his fast pace development of hotels. Born in Panama City, Panama he earned his degree from Columbus University began his professional career as a civil engineer.
In 1974, he migrated to Calhoun Ga. and purchased his first hotel the Ramada Inn.
In 2002, with the assistance of Nim and Al Patel opened Horizon Hospitality Mgt. Inc . The company owns and/or operates properties under the flagships of Hilton, Marriott, Choice, IHG and Laquinta Hotels .