Source: The Times and Democrat
By Gene Zaleski
January 19, 2019
Patel was presented the award to a round of applause and a standing ovation in the packed Orangeburg Mall Cinema.
She the chief executive officer of Orangeburg-based Courtesy Management, a hospitality company that manages and develops hotels in South Carolina. In Orangeburg, the company owns the Hampton Inn and Suites and is developing the Tru Hotel by Hilton on Citadel Road.
She has also served as regional director of the Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association for North and South Carolina and was awarded the title of Women Hotelier of the Year for 2007 by the National Asian American Hotel Owners Association.