About Fine Hospitality Group

Fine Hospitality's Story

Unlike countless other hotel management and investment firms, Fine Hospitality’s journey stems from humble beginnings. Through positive relations with hotel owners, investors, a vigorous team, and an irrefutable knowledge of hospitality, we have become a respected leader within the hotel industry.

 

From the start, our founder Ken Pansuria adopted the entrepreneurial spirit at an early age, working day and night in search of success.  Naturally born business savvy his calling was certain when he acquired his first 59 Room Holiday Inn Express in Las Vegas, Nevada. He took a giant leap of faith in hospitality and was on a path of progress, and undeniably established Fine Hospitality Group in 2003.

 

It was perfect timing when Ken partnered with Nish Kharod. Nish’s experience grew from working hotel line-level jobs from the front desk to night auditor, to General Manager, and later overseeing multiple hotels. His operational excellence helped drive the growth of Fine Hospitality from three hotels to six hotels within the first year. Nish’s tactics were relentless by pursuing efficiencies, optimizing resources, and both recruiting and maintaining of the best-in-class talent.

 

The fusion between Ken and Nish was proven to be true and contributed to Fine Hospitality’s rapid growth and continued success. Fine Hospitality not only persevered through the global economic decline of 2008, but to the contrary substantially grew 160% since. Currently, we operate over 20 premium-branded select-service hotels across 5 states, 5 in the development pipeline, employing over 475 employees and simultaneously developing a hand full of new properties. Our management oversees a $150 million dollar portfolio and supervise over $48 million gross annual revenue per year and rising.

Fine Hospitality’s corporate office houses experienced, genuine, and hand-picked talent with over 200+ years of hospitality and management experience amongst them. This team strives to do more than stand out in the industry, Fine Hospitality seamlessly creates value, confidence and a uniquely cultivating experience for their guests, associates, and investors.  

 

About Fine Hospitality Group

Fine Hospitality Group (FHG) is a leading hotel management company based in Brea, California. Established in 2003, hotel owners, developers, and guests discover the exceptional difference in our 25 hotels and developments with over 3,000 rooms located nationwide.

Our iconic history spans abounding years of innovation, consistency, and success amongst the hospitality industry, positioning Fine Hospitality as a preferred hotel management company of major global brands. It also allows our team to consistently deliver results for real estate investors, ownership groups, publicly trades REITs, privately held companies, and private equity funds today and in the future.

Our objective is to create and manage upscale limited service hotel investments nationwide utilizing our proven track record of developing high-quality hotel properties that deliver operational excellence and superior customer service.

With extensive knowledge of both branded and non-branded Hotel Management and based on years of direct experience in the hotel operations industry, our team is qualified to help each property gain exposure and achieve the most in guest service and market exposure. We put our years of experience to work for you in hotel management, asset management, acquisition, investment return analysis, asset disposition, sales, branding, technology, renovations, and repositioning.

"We have been extremely pleased with the organizational effort made by "Fine Hospitality" after partnering with them on one of our Marriott brand hotels. Their knowledge and expertise on hotel franchise world, renovation & PIP completion, day to day operations & revenue management has shown significant growth on our profit line. I would not hesitate to partner with them again on my future acquisitions". 

                                                                                                                         – M. Talsania, Investor

 
 

Leadership

Ken Pansuria

President

• 17 years of experience in Hotel Development, Acquisitions, and Mergers      with 30 years of business experience. 

• Overseeing 25+ Hotels & Development, growing the management                  company from 1 hotel with 20 employees to 450+ employees within a 13‐      year period, increasing yearly revenue from $1.5 million to $48+ million,          with a cumulative asset value of $150+ million. 

• Remodeling and renovating over $20 million in Brand Refreshes.

• Procuring over $150+ million in financing with Lenders.

• Distributed over $10 million in profits to investors over the last 6 years.

• Consistently delivered ROI over 10% over the last 6 years.

Nish Kharod

Vice President

• 20 years of experience in the field of Hospitality Management,      encompassing all phases of Hotel Project Planning, Business Development, and Project Management. 

• Adept in all aspects of Operations and Financial Analysis. 

• Overseeing the Operations, Revenue, and Inventory Management of the $150 million portfolios of 20+ hotels across the country, supervising a $48+ million gross annual revenue per year.

• Consistently maintaining and exceeding Average portfolio Gross Operating Profit Margins of 35% of Revenue since 2013.

• Consistently outperforming the market by maintaining RGI (Rev Par Growth Index) over 5%.

Consistently meeting and exceeding Guest Satisfaction Index Benchmark across the portfolio.

Maintaining the top 20% of Trip Advisor and Brand Ranking.

Yash Patel 

Director of Sales & Revenue

• A second generation hotelier with over 15 years of experience in the                      hospitality industry.

• Yash directs the formulation and implementation of sales, marketing, and            revenue systems across all Fine Hospitality's properties.   

• Joined the company as a Regional Operations Manager, a position he held          from 2015-2017. Yash on-boarded and provided strategic training and support      to over 20 General Managers at various properties. 

• Yash graduated from the University of California Irvine, with a degree in                Political Science and holds a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designations      from AH&LA Educations Insitute. 

• Yash currently serves as an AAHOA Ambassador for the US South Pacific              Region.   

Daniel Schmidt-Hughes

Regional Director of Operations

• 30 Years of Progressive Responsible Experience in the Hospitality Industry. 

• Oversees the operations, revenue, and inventory of a $100 million portfolio.

• International hotel experience, starting in Germany with a hospitality degree        from Hotelfachschule Villingen/ Schwenningen and simultaneously earning        a 4-year apprenticeship at one of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', the                Hotel Europaeischer Hof, in Heidelberg, Germany. 

• Holds a CHA Certification 

• On the Board of Directors for Upland, North Hills Home Owners Association. 

Nicole Guiu

Regional Director of Operations

• Nicole immersed herself into the hospitality industry 19 years ago, and since      has worked her way from internships at a hotel, becoming a general manager    and making her way into a Director role.

• Nicole currently manages the operations, revenue, and inventory of 7 hotels in    California, New Mexico, Illinois, and Texas. 

• Joined FHG in 2017 as Direction of Operations but before joining, Nicole led a      multi-million dollar renovation as a General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites,    Burbank,CA. 

• She also managed Sales and Revenue for 8 hotels at their call center,                    managing a sales team of 125 personnel. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to create value for guests, associates, and investors through owning and operating premium-branded hotels nationwide. 

Our Values

Our People

We act in the best interests of our guests, our associates, and our investors.

Transparency

We communicate openly, directly, and frequently with our people.

 

Accountability

We meet commitments and fulfill expectations.

 

Quality

We have the highest standards of quality, service, and professionalism.

 

Profitability

We create value for our investors as a necessary and natural part of our business.

 

Community

We are good citizens and give back to our local communities which we serve.

Sustainability Approach

Green Responsibility

Fine Hospitality recognizes the importance of managing properties in an environmentally responsible way. Going Green in the hospitality industry is influenced and valued amongst all of our locations and the franchises we represent. These qualities earn customer recognition and loyalty from our returning clientele. All of our brand chains have their own eco-friendly initiatives and specific standards we follow thoroughly.

 

From Management to Housekeeping and F&B to Maintenance, it takes a powerful team to make a difference to consciously do our part and help our environment strive for generations to come. As our customers become increasingly concerned with environmental conservation, technologies, and practices, we will continue to adapt and cater to these needs and transformations.

Hotel Brands Green Responsibilities 

• IHG

• Marriott

• Choice Hotels

• Wyndham

• Best Western

• Hilton

 
 
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Our continual involvement in our property’s Chambers of Commerce unites Fine Hospitality with hundreds of other businesses across the state. Enterprising our hotels amongst commerce and business owners; formulates our networks and creates longstanding and resourceful relationships with our peers and neighbors.

Community Involvement

 

640 W Lambert Rd

Brea, CA 92821

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