Our story began in 1998 when Rinkesh, Mitesh and their parents arrived in the United States on May 13, 1998. Due to the sudden and rapid decline in India’s diamond exchange, the family business had to be closed and they decided to stay in the United States in pursuit of a better life for their children and to earn enough money to help repay the debts incurred in the business back home.
Life with family took Rinkesh and Mitesh to a small town called Opelika located in southeast Alabama. While shadowing his Uncle, Rinkesh learned how to manage hotels at the age of 16 and gained first-hand experience about hotel development and construction. After high school Rinkesh and Mitesh attended Auburn University. Rinkesh studied engineering and Mitesh graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration.
In 2002, along with their parents, Rinkesh masterminded the family’s first business deal purchasing the Days Inn in Phenix City, Alabama and operated under the corporation name Ram Hotels. The family poured their heart and soul into this endeavor in just two years were able to save enough money to purchase their next hotel.
After several more deals and new development projects, in 2007 Ram Hotels was approved to develop their first Hilton brand hotel in Phenix City, AL. Today, Ram Hotels has some of the most robust and market dominating hotel brands in its portfolio and continues to add trendsetting hotels to its growing portfolio of hotels throughout Alabama and Georgia.