Chief Executive Officer, Dino Patel, founded Duke Hospitality in 2006 and has over twenty-five years of hospitality ownership and operator experience. For most of the 80’s and 90’s, Mr. Patel owned several limited service hotels which he single-handedly renovated and operated. His determination led to a historic time, when in 2005, he was approved to build and operate his first Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. It was at that time that his dream of Duke Hospitality came to life. He realized that in order to grow, he needed corporate leadership that was highly accountable and extremely motivated. Today, the company portfolio has expanded from two properties to six with another four scheduled for development. The dream was further realized when in early 2008, construction was completed on a 7500 sq. ft. office building, which is now home to the Duke Hospitality leadership team.