Principal, Hotel Operations & Asset Management
Dhaval Brahmbhatt began his career in hospitality in 1990 as an entry-level associate, quickly establishing a reputation for his innovative, flexible and hospitable approach. Gaining vast management experience across multiple hotel brands, Brahmbhatt served as a general manager of various multi-unit hotels, ranging from 100-500 keys, in Chicago, Minneapolis, New Jersey and Maryland. Brahmbhatt thrives in discovering ways to accelerate business growth and is noted for delivering outstanding guest experiences in the properties he has managed and developed.
Distinguished as a two-time ‘General Manager of the Year’ in 2004 and 2011, and a recipient of the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association ‘Manager of the Year Award’ in 2017, Brahmbhatt unassumingly boasts an impressive list of industry accomplishments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northeastern Illinois University, earned while on a baseball scholarship. He is a graduate of the IHG Owners Association’s Leadership Institute held at Goizueta Business School-Emory University, and earned a Certified Hotel Administrator accreditation by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Brahmbhatt is active in a number of community and industry organizations, previously selected as a member of the Emerging Leaders Council, an assembly of young emerging leaders selected through the IHG Owners Association. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the GLMV Chamber of Commerce in Illinois.