My uncle ran a hotel in Turkey. Starting at about age 12, I helped him – serving breakfast, setting up for events, going grocery shopping for the hotel. There were a lot of things to do.
Also, I was an intern at a five-star hotel in high school, and I went to high school for hospitality management. Then I went to college at Mediterranean College in southern Turkey for the hospitality business.
Rockville, Md., (December 16, 2015) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with franchise partner HOS Management, a leading hospitality and development company in the Southeast region, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Savannah, Ga.
The new 103-room Cambria hotel & suites hotel will be located at 321 Montgomery St. in the heart of Savannah’s historic district and steps away from world-class shopping, dining, museums and entertainment. HOS Management has hired Dawson Architects, an award-winning design and architecture firm based in Savannah, and expects to unveil the new hotel property in 2017.
As the economy has recovered from the financial collapse in 2008 and slipped back into calmer seas over the last few years, the hospitality industry has begun to experience a steady uptick in business travel with numbers nearing a return to when company travel was at an all-time high before the recession.
According to the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Business Travel Index, global business travel spending has increased 38 percent since the end of 2009. The GBTA’s outlook forecasts an additional 11 percent increase in business travel over a two-year span between 2015 and 2016.
On Thursday, December, 3, 2015, HOS Management made a $5,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire during the nonprofit’s annual Wine & Fries event hosted by the Red Shoe Society, the RMHC’s young professional group.
HOS Management is a leading hospitality and development company headquartered in Savannah, Ga. For over 30 years, the family owned and operated business has managed a diverse group of iconic hotel brands in the Southeast region including Hilton, Choice, IHG, Marriott, as well as their first independent boutique hotel brand, The Cotton Sail Hotel.
On Dec. 3, HOS Management made a $5,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) during the nonprofit’s annual Wine & Fries event hosted by the Red Shoe Society, the RMHC’s young professional group.
HOS Management is a leading hospitality and development company headquartered in Savannah. For over 30 years, the family owned and operated business has managed a diverse group of iconic hotel brands in the Southeast region including Hilton, Choice, IHG, Marriott, as well as their first independent boutique hotel brand, The Cotton Sail Hotel.
As the founders of HOS Management, a Savannahbased hotel management and development company, Kirit and Anil launched the Cotton Sail Hotel last year in the Historic District. It is an award-winning luxury and full-service boutique hotel that has taken the area by storm.
“It was definitely a hit or miss,” said Kris Patel, son and nephew of the founders and CFO of the company. “My father and uncle decided to take the risk because they had a prime location, and if they did everything right with the construction, it could stand out.”
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Cotton Sail Hotel and Top Deck, Savannah's hottest boutique hotel and rooftop bar overlooking the Savannah River, marked their one year anniversary last night with a special event celebration. Savannah dignitaries, business leaders and members of the community came out to honor the birthday celebration at the revitalized historic property located at 126 W. Bay Street in downtown Savannah.
"The Cotton Sail Hotel has experienced an exceptional year of success," said Inan Isik, general manager at The Cotton Sail Hotel. "We could not be more delighted with the excitement and positive feedback we've received from the Savannah community and hotel guests over the last year. Our ongoing goal is to offer our guests an extraordinary experience every time they step foot in our hotel and we will strive for nothing less in the coming years as Savannah's premier waterfront hotel property."
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- HOS Management, a second generation hospitality and development company headquartered in Savannah, Ga., was recently honored by the AAHOA and awarded the IAHA Independent Hotel of the Year Award for The Cotton Sail Hotel at the organization's annual convention in Long Beach, Calif. IAHA Independent Hotel of the Year Award is awarded to a hotel that sets a high standard of excellence in quality, service and guest satisfaction.
Under the expert leadership and vision of founders Kirit Patel and Anil Patel, HOS Management opened The Cotton Sail Hotel, a full-service, luxury boutique hotel located at 126 W. Bay Street in May 2014.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- HOS Management, a second generation hospitality and development company headquartered in Savannah, recently broke ground on its newest hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Historic Savannah located at 135 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., as well as a facility and public parking garage located directly adjacent to the Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel. The new hotel and parking garage are expected to open July 2016.
Conveniently located in Savannah's National Landmark Historic District, the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Historic Savannah will feature 140 spacious guest rooms and suites and is within walking distance to some of Savannah's most popular attractions including award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping along Broughton Street, the Savannah Visitors Center, City Market, River Street and much more. The hotel will also feature a nice lobby bar offering complimentary snacks Monday through Thursday evenings, as well as meeting space that can accommodate up to 385 people. A Marriott affiliate, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is an established hospitality leader, offering consistent quality and value to its travelers across North America.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- HOS Management, a second generation hospitality and development company headquartered in Savannah, Ga., was recently honored by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for "Excellence in Rehabilitation" for The Cotton Sail Hotel on April 17, 2015 during The Georgia Trust's 38th Annual Preservation Awards, which is part of the organization's Spring Ramble festivities in Athens, Ga.
"The Cotton Sail Hotel is the first boutique hotel independently owned and operated by HOS Management," said Kris Patel, CFO at HOS Management. "It was very important to us to maintain a hands-on approach when undertaking the rehabilitation and launch of The Cotton Sail, so it is such an honor to be recognized for our work."
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- HOS Management, a second generation Savannah hospitality and development company, had the pleasure of hosting the Hemingway Look-Alike Society for their mid-year winter gathering. This is the first time the nonprofit organization, whose membership includes men resembling the late Ernest Hemingway, held their mid-year winter gathering outside of Florida.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- HOS Management,, a premier Savannah hospitality and development company, recently hired Caitlin Cummings as the sales and event manager at The Cotton Sail Hotel, the company's newest luxury, full-service boutique hotel situated in the heart of Savannah's National Historic Landmark District at 126 W. Bay Street
In her new position, Cummings will oversee the logistics and execution of all hotel events, including providing prospective clients with hotel information and personalized tours of rooms and meetings spaces. In addition, she will also assist with administrative responsibilities in the sales department.