Our Story

Our story began in 1998 when Rinkesh, Mitesh and their parents arrived in the United States on May 18, 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.

Management

Our entire culture is constructed around two transformative words: can do. Through the merging of forward-thinking minds and an innovative, knowledge-based approach, we create optimal performance and market leadership in the assets we manage.

Our experienced and tenacious management team offers aggressive yet prudent revenue management and is well-versed in the complexities of fundamental valuation analysis. Above all else, our goal is to build guest satisfaction and achieve operational excellence and to drive each property to optimal performance.

By continually striving for the next level of profitability, guest service, associate satisfaction, and market penetration, we have earned the trust of world-renowned companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotels Groups, and Marriott International. We continue to provide value that stands firm through economic headwinds.

Development

Rigorous study of a market by our executive team determines the most appropriate design, brand affiliation, and product placement to appropriately address customer demand in the market. 

 

Conservative underwriting is conducted to minimize the risk that equity could be threatened by adverse conditions including economic downturns, financial market disruptions, or interest rate volatility.

 

Our exclusive project management partnership with Hollis & Spann enables us to leverage over 30 years of hotel construction experience and in-depth knowledge of building over 70 Hilton and Marriott hotels.

The Team

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