14325 Willard Road, Suite 101
Chantilly, VA 20151
703-230-1800
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Vinay Patel

President and CEO

Fairbrook Hotels is headed by its founder and President Vinay Patel. Vinay is responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategy for Fairbrook Hotels. Additionally he heads the strategic planning, acquisitions and sales of hotel assets.

Vinay Patel has 30 years of hotel experience. At the age of 8, he assisted in housekeeping to front desk at the family motel. Upon graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration, he continued the family business with his father at a small 15-room motel in Richmond, Virginia. Here he learned the values of hard work and perseverance.

Along the way Vinay has received many awards for his accomplishments. He was awarded the 'Future Hotelier of the Year' award by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association and won the Presidential Award by Carlson Companies twice for the Country Inn and Suites for achieving the highest level of operational excellence Vinay believes in giving back to the hotel industry with involvement on numerous levels. He presently serves on the Board of Director for the American Hotel and Lodging Association, Franchise Advisory Council for Carlson Hotels Worldwide and is the founding President of the Herndon Hospitality Association.

Bart Johnson, CHA

Director of Operations

Bart began his career in the hospitality business as a front desk clerk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during a summer break from college. He followed that up doing an Internship at the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. After graduating from college he worked his way up the ranks from Food and Beverage to his first General Managers position at a full service Ramada Inn in Lumberton, NC at the age of 24. From there Bart has managed a variety of brands from Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hilton, as well as an Independent property mostly with MMI Hotel Group in their Florida region.

After taking a roll of opening a series of hotels in Fredericksburg, VA with MMI he was given an opportunity to be the Director of Operations with Fairbrook Hotels. Bart has served on the board of directors of the Florida Hotel and Motel Association, as well as, a variety of local hotel associations, and attended Cornell University’s GMP program. Bart has a degree in Hospitality Management from Western Carolina University.