NVN Hotels is a leading hotel management company providing owners and asset managers with a range of services for their operational needs. The NVN Hotels team has a long history of providing strong leadership for hotel operations and a reputation for presenting innovative solutions for the many challenges faced by hotels. NVN Hotels and its team have been entrusted by owners and asset managers to manage the daily operations of their hotels with unmatched experience and knowledge.
NVN is committed to creating exceptional value for guests, owners, and employees. The NVN Hotels foundation is built on being proactive, accountable, and professional. Goals are pursued with a steady determination, while remaining flexible and open to alternative solutions through constant reexamination and retooling.
The senior personnel of NVN Hotels have been through a variety of hotel performance cycles and understand the necessary steps that need to be taken to stabilize a property and return it to success. The NVN Hotels team takes on the challenge of turning around an underperforming hotel with unrelenting passion until a commitment to return to profitability is achieved.
NVN uses innovative information management technology to react quickly to issues and to provide owners and asset managers with up-to-date information regarding their hotels. Proprietary systems and models enable NVN to identify challenges and to promptly formulate responses.
Generate exception value for guests, owners, and employees by delivering superior guest service, supporting team members with an enjoyable and rewarding work environment, and employing innovative practices.
NVN believes that a company is only as strong as its team members. A key component of the exceptional value provided by NVN Hotels is the NVN team.
Vamsi Bonthala is a co-founder and Co-President of NVN Hotels. In this role, Vamsi oversees general corporate strategy, asset management and client development. Vamsi is also Managing Principal of NVN Hotels’ investment affiliate, Arbor Lodging Partners. Prior to co-founding NVN Hotels, Vamsi practiced corporate law in the Private Equity group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the Real Estate Group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
Vamsi received his BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, where he received Class Honors and University Honors. Vamsi received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. Vamsi has been a speaker at industry events, is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is active in alumni affairs for Phillips Exeter Academy. He is also a previous Ambassador of the IHG Owners Association and member of the Board of Directors of Open Books.
Chief Financial Officer
Krishna Sangani is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of NVN Hotels. In this role, Krishna focuses on property accounting, financial reporting, and corporate administration. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Krishna was a Senior Director with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, a public benefit corporation which oversees New York City’s public health care system in all five boroughs. Krishna has also practiced as an independent accountant and financial advisor and has immense experience servicing several individual and corporate hotel owners.
Krishna received his BSc in Accounting from the University of Bombay. Krishna is admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey.
Vice President of Sales
Gay Haynes is Vice President of Sales for NVN Hotels. Gay brings over 30 years of hospitality sale experience to the team. Gay has had experience with full-service, select-service, resort, and conference center hotels throughout the United States. In her role as Vice President of Sales, Gay is responsible for the overall sales strategy and efforts of all hotels managed by NVN Hotels. Gay works directly with hotel sales teams, the Vice President of Operations, and third-party service providers to oversee direct sales efforts, revenue management, and ongoing training. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Gay held various leadership positions in the hospitality industry including leading sales teams at large hotels managed by Hilton Hotels, Quorum Hotels & Resorts, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, and Destination Hotels & Resorts.
Gay is a certified hotel sales professional and attended the University of South Alabama and University of Northern Colorado.
Director of Human Resources
Maria is the Director of Human Resources for NVN Hotels. In this role, Maria is responsible for all matters related to human resources management. In particular, Maria leads efforts related to team-building, recruiting, on-boarding, coaching and counseling, payroll administration, benefits administration, policies and procedures, internal investigations, and records keeping. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Maria was a Human Resources Manager with Omni Hotels & Resorts. Prior to Omni, Maria held various human resources management positions with various companies, including Northwestern Mutual, Farmers Insurance Group, and Meijer.
Maria received her BS from Indiana University.
Associate Director of Guest Experience
Laura Landin is Associate Director of Guest Experience for NVN Hotels. In her role as Associate Director, Laura is responsible for training and supporting hotel team members in all matters related to guest service. In particular, Laura works closely with hotel General Managers, Front Office Managers, and Executive Housekeepers, and also serves as a task force specialist for NVN Hotels. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Laura held various property-level supervisory positions with White Lodging.
Laura received her degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu.
Sheenal Patel is a co-founder and Co-President of NVN Hotels. In this role, Sheenal oversees general corporate strategy, asset management, and client development. Sheenal is also Managing Principal of NVN Hotels’ investment affiliate, Arbor Lodging Partners. Prior to co-founding NVN Hotels, Sheenal was a Vice President with CharterMac/Related Capital Company, a real estate finance company. Prior to joining Charter, Sheenal was a Financial Analyst in the Leveraged Finance/Investment Banking Group of CIBC World Markets.
Sheenal received his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. Sheenal is a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is active in alumni affairs for Phillips Exeter Academy.
Vice President of Operations
John O’Connor is Vice President of Operations for NVN Hotels. John brings over 25 years of successful leadership experience to the team. Over the course of his career, John has had direct involvement in the management of independent and franchised (including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Choice, Wyndham, La Quinta and Stouffer brands) full-service, select-service, extended-stay, and conference center hotels throughout the country. In his role as Vice President of Operations, John is responsible for the operations and performance of all hotels managed by NVN Hotels. In particular, John works closely with hotel staff, the Vice President of Sales & Revenue Management, and the Corporate Controller in managing day to day operations, training, sales, food & beverage, human resources and accounting. John’s responsibilities also include the guidance and direction of hotel leadership on operational efficiencies, standards and execution of hotel management core competencies. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, John held various leadership positions in the hospitality industry including most recently Regional Vice President with White Lodging where he oversaw multiple Marriott, Hilton, and IHG properties and was a key team member in the development and implementation of the “White Lodging Way”, and prior to White Lodging, Director of Operations with Hospitality Management Corporation where he oversaw the development, opening, and operations of numerous hotels.
John received his B.S. in Hotel and Resort Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Finance
Peter Olczak is the Vice President of Finance for NVN Hotels. In this role, Peter is responsible for accounting matters and financial reporting for hotels managed by NVN Hotels. Peter works directly with the corporate team and hotel accounting teams, and manages a staff of third-party accounting professionals to oversee all accounting and financial reporting efforts and provide on-going guidance and training. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Peter was a Manager in the national real estate practice at McGladrey LLP where he worked on engagements for real estate operators and private equity funds in a variety of real estate asset classes.
Peter received his BS in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.
Director of Sales – Extended Stay
Lisa is a Director of Sales for NVN Hotels. Lisa brings over 10 years of hospitality sales experience to the team. In her role, Lisa is responsible for the unique sales efforts required for the extended-stay hotels managed by NVN Hotels. Lisa works directly with the Vice President of Sales, as well as sales team members at the extended-stay hotels in the portfolio. Lisa works on direct sales efforts, as well as oversight and training of property-level Directors of Sales. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Lisa was with Marriott International, where she was a property-level Director of Sales and an Account Executive (Global Sales) at the corporate level.
Lisa received her BA in Geography from Ball State University.
Monika is involved in all efforts related to property management with a particular focus on accounting, HR, and social media. Prior to joining NVN Hotels, Monika was an Account Executive with Havas Worldwide.
Monika received her BA in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.