Professional info

Jay had his State appointments 
confirmed 3 times unanimously 
by Florida  Senate

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Jay S. Patel - CHA, is an early member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). For over three decades he and his network have brought thousands of Asian Hoteliers together to speak with one voice and has, with others, led AAHOA, GCIA and other Asian Associations to evolve to become the world’s largest Hotel Association with 22,000 hotels and 16,000 members.


Jay has served two terms as the Chairman of the Franchise & Industry Relations Committee that has undertaken crucial Industry issues such as franchising, Good Faith and Fair Dealing practices and has led to significantly change the industry’s business practices.

Mr. Patel is the author of Franchising Is It Fair? How to Negotiate an Equitable Franchise Agreement! He is a recognized expert of the Hospitality Franchised Industry.


Mr. Patel has donated over 15,000 hard copies of his book to inform Franchisees and Hospitality students all over the country of their rights and obligations.

Mr. Patel is also very involved in Florida where he had been appointed to the Board of  Governors of the State University System of Florida.

Mr. Patel also co-founded the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operator and Developers (NABHOOD). Within a few short years NABHOOD has successfully helped African Americans to acquire almost six hundred Hotels and become a major player of the Hospitality Industry. Mr. Patel also helped brining additional resources such as Franchising, Capital Funding and Management Companies.

Mr. Patel is also facilitating the transition of the hospitality industry to the 21st century by testing, promoting and using various blockchain technologies through complex reservation, payments, evaluation and monitoring smart systems. This model is also meant to digitally Monetize Hotels’ most Underperforming Assets.

As a Floridian, in a state gravely impacted by extreme weathers and floods, Mr Patel is very actively promoting the hospitality industry's transistion to a cleaner, safer and more sustainable energy source and this nationwide.


Professional Organizations Served

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)


National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)


Board Of Governors

2010 - present

2010 - present