“Our company’s culture is formed by the personalities and characters of every individual at NVN Hotels. Together, we make a mosaic that becomes the guest experience.  Our Guiding Principles serve as a reminder of what makes NVN Hotels great, and they are an inspiration to me as we build our culture with every action, every day, across all of our hotels.”

– Sheenal Patel, CEO


Sheenal Patel is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of NVN Hotels, recently named one of the nation’s top hotel companies of 2015 by Hotel Management Magazine.  In this role, Sheenal leads general corporate strategy and all efforts related to property management. Sheenal is also Principal of NVN Hotels’ investment affiliate, Arbor Lodging Partners.

Prior to co-founding NVN Hotels, Sheenal was a Vice President with Related Capital Company, a New York based investment firm, where he was responsible for the origination of approximately $800 million of tax-exempt bond transactions for LIHTC multifamily projects located throughout the United States. Sheenal started his career in the Leveraged Finance Group within the Investment Banking division of CIBC World Markets.

Sheenal earned his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and at the London School of Economics completed a year-long General Course program in mathematics. He is a member of the IHG Owners Association Industry Advocacy Committee, a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is active in alumni affairs for Phillips Exeter Academy.