Executive Team

Arvind "Ed" Patel – CEO
Arvind “Ed” Patel has been the Chief Executive of A&B Hotels since its inception in 2006. Prior to founding A&B Hotels, he has been in the hospitality industry for over three decades accumulating vast knowledge of the intricacies of the sector. His vision includes providing a higher standard of hospitality to customers through excellent customer service and value based pricing.

Bharat "Brett" Maru – President
Brett Maru has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of A&B Hotels since its inception in 2006. Prior to founding A&B Hotels, Brett served as the Vice President of a telecommunications company. Brett initially studied engineering, prior to enhancing his repertoire of degrees by getting his Juris Doctors, Masters in Computer Science, Real Estate License, and Private Pilot’s License. Brett is a member of AAHOA, and is CHO certified. Brett takes pride in systematically adding value to the enterprise through leveraging his corporate relationships allowing for increased margins and bulk purchasing. His vision and ambition has allowed for A&B Hospitality to encompass over 20 hospitality properties throughout Utah, Colorado, Montana, and California.

Jose P. Hernandez - Director of Finance and Accounting
Jose brings extensive experience in operations and hotel accounting to A&B Hotels. Jose is in charge of all corporate accounting functions and developing and training all property managers. Previously Jose held Accounting Managerial positions with Marriott and Hilton. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Paryank Dave – Director of Operations
Paryank Dave has been the Director of Operations for A&B since 2015. Prior to joining A&B, Paryank has accrued 20 years of operations experience implementing logistic and efficiency overhauls to reduce cost while instigating progressive change. He has worked with Hersha Group which managed different franchises and moved from GM to operations. Paryank received his degree in Management and chose to focus his career in Operations Management.

Vikram Maru – Director of Revenue Management
Vikram Maru has been the Director of Revenue Management of A&B Hotels since 2011. Prior to his position as Director, he worked at A&B Hotels in accounting department as the Accounts Payable. He has been an employee of A&B since inception in 2006. His career has been focused primarily in the hospitality industry. After obtaining his bachelors in business degree and a Masters in Business Administration from USC, he streamlined his knowledge towards strategy and revenue production. He has a keen ability to recognize opportunities for capitalization.

Jessa Navarro – Director of Sales & Marketing
Jessa Navarro has been the Director of Sales for A&B Hotels since 2015. Prior to her promotion to Director of Sales & Marketing, she was the presiding as the accounts payable and receivable manager at A&B Hotels. Through her 6 years in hospitality, Jessa has shown incredible hospitality acumen and proficiency by increasing revenue and group reservations through corporate and government relationships.