About US

HOS Management : A Premier Hospitality Experience

From truly humble beginnings, brothers Kirit and Anil Patel started with one hotel and built a premier hospitality empire grounded in family values and corporate industry excellence.

Today, HOS is a second generation hospitality and development group with over 30 years of industry experience managing a diverse collection of iconic hotel brands throughout the Southeast region including Hilton, Choice, IHG and Marriott, with Aloft and Fairfield Inn & Suites currently in development in historic downtown Savannah. With a solid financial, development and managerial structure in place, HOS has successfully cultivated long-standing relationships with hotel partners, investors and most importantly, hotel guests.

The philosophy behind the HOS brand and their enduring success is simple: family. As a company, HOS is committed to cultivating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for hotel associates and ambassadors, who will in return take exceptional care of our valuable guests.

We are proud of the legacy we have built as a thriving family-oriented hospitality brand invested in the region. Our mission today and in the future is to continue to build thriving, sustainable hotel properties, provide incredible guest experiences and give back to the communities in which we do business through company & employee-driven philanthropic initiatives.


Leadership Team

Kirit R. Patel
Chief Executive Officer
  • Founder and owner of HOS Management
  • Over 30 years of hospitality experience managing a diverse collection of respected industry brands
  • Experienced in all sectors of the hospitality industry with emphasis on finance, new development, operations and asset management
Anil R. Patel
President and Chief Development Officer
  • Founder and owner of HOS Management
  • Over 30 years of hospitality experience managing a diverse collection of respected industry brands
  • Head of Development for HOS with over 20 years of experience in new construction and property acquisitions
Riki Patel
Vice President of Operations
  • Over 15 years of experience of providing hospitality industry excellence
  • Ensures hotel properties function according to brand and management company standards and expectations
  • BBA in Hospitality from Georgia State University
  • Member of Board of Directors for Downtown Business Owners Association of Savannah
Kris Patel
Chief Financial Officer
  • Second generation hotelier with experience in all aspects of hotel operations
  • Maintains strict integrity of all reporting, budgeting and cash management activities for HOS properties, as well as oversight on daily operations at each hotel location
  • BBA in Finance and Economics from Terry College of Business at University of Georgia, as well as a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University
  • Secretary of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority and an active member and Southeast Regional Ambassador of AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association)
Bill Dowell
Director of Operations
  • Oversees the management and daily operations of all twelve HOS properties
  • Over 30 years of experience serving in all aspects of hospitality
  • 11 years experience managing a team of quality assurance consultants covering 650 hotels worldwide for Hilton Worldwide
  • Earned three Lighthouse Awards while serving as GM for two separate hotels
  • Studied hospitality at Valdosta State University
  • Served as a member of Houston County CVB Board of Directors
David Thornton
Director of Operations
  • Former hotel General Manager with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry
  • Oversees the management and daily operations of all six HOS hotel properties
  • BBA in Accounting from Armstrong State University
Joseph Barthelmess
Controller
  • Former U.S. Navy Navigator and Craftmaster serving six plus years completing two combat tours in the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia during Desert Storm and Desert Shield
  • Studied Music while attending the University of Georgia and earned a BBA in Accounting from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University
  • Over 13 years of public accounting experience and five years of management experience overseeing the operations of four separate tax franchises with eight offices throughout North Georgia
  • Served as Controller for a large vacation rental company on Tybee Island
Monica Haselden
Director of Revenue Management
  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia
  • Revenue Management experience with multiple brands including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and IHGBBA in Accounting from Armstrong State University
  • Savannah native with a background in both sales and revenue management
  • Previously oversaw hotels in multiple markets across the country
Wendy Googe
Director of Sales for Coastal Georgia
  • Over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with 10 years spent in sales
  • In her position, Wendy oversees sales for HOS Management properties in the coastal Georgia region
  • Served as Ambassador for the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce for more than three years and is currently serving a second term as Secretary for the ambassador program
  • Member of the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Caitlin Cummings
Savannah Area Sales Consultant
  • Six years of experience in the hospitality industry across operations, sales, and event planning
  • Originally from New York, Caitlin earned a degree in Organizational Communication and Political Science from SUNY New Paltz, located in the Hudson Valley
  • Oversees corporate and group sales for HOS Management in the Savannah, Georgia market
  • Serves on the executive board of the Telfair Museums’ William Jay Society
Lindsey Griffith
Savannah Area Sales Consultant
  • Experienced in hospitality sales and operations, with a focus on Marriott and Hilton properties
  • Oversees corporate and group sales for HOS Management in the Savannah, Georgia market
  • BS in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University