Dilipkumar Patel to Serve as Best Western Board Chairman

PHOENIX—Best Western International announced today that its board of directors has elected Dilipkumar ‘Danny’ Patel as board chairman.

Patel is the owner of the Best Western Hawkinsville Inn & Suites in Hawkinsville, GA, and the Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites in Waycross, GA.

Patel has more than 25 years of hospitality experience. A Best Western member for more than 17 years, he has served the brand as a governor and a member of the Design Advisory Committee. He has also served as chairman for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and a director on the board of the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association.

“Having a board of directors comprised of current hotel operators ensures Best Western is focused on the current and future opportunities our hotel owners face,” stated Best Western President and CEO David Kong. “Danny’s diverse experience makes him an ideal board chair for 2014.”