Our Story

Vibrant hospitality Group - our Story

Vibrant’s strength ultimately lies in its people, its relationships, and the family values that are a cornerstone of the organization.

Based on those values, Vibrant partners with only the most reputable franchise partners, investors, lenders, vendors, and associates. These companies and individuals share our long-term commitment to impeccable customer service and the desire to provide guests with the highest quality product while delivering maximum returns for investors. Together, we’re writing a captivating story where everyone wins because of a common commitment to be better at what we do. What will your chapter in our story be…

Meet the Team

Dharmesh Patel, CHA

Dharmesh Patel is a second-generation hospitality professional and brings to our clients a unique insight into the hotel business. Having been introduced to the industry at a young age, he now offers over 30 years of experience operating hotels under various brands including Wyndham, Choice, Best Western and IHG.


Currently he serves as the General Manager of the award-winning Quality Inn Leamington which is a Vibrant Hospitality managed asset. His background includes marketing, payroll, accounting and hotel management. He specializes in customer service and procurement and staffing issues. He has served on various boards including the Chamber of Commerce in various roles and currently serves as Chair for the Windsor Region ORHMA and on the PAC for St. Clair College.

Ravi Patel, CHA

In 1983 my parents purchased their first motel in Fort Covington, New York and that is where I began my life in the hospitality industry.  Today, with more than 30 years of experience operating hotels under various brands I am now in a dedicated role as General Manager of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodstock South, which is a Vibrant Hospitality managed asset.


Throughout my years in the Hospitality Industry I have been fortunate to work in many different markets in the US and Canada. As a Regional Service Manager for Best Western I covered Michigan and Ontario and met many great owners and operators along the way. As a General Manager/Project Manager for HMP Properties in Williamsburg, VA I was fortunate to be introduced to the Development side of the industry and that is where my passion lies. Design, Construction, and Execution are my strong suits and where my ultimate passion lies within the industry. During my tenure as a General Manager I have also had the honour of winning a major award at every brand I have operated including but not limited to: IHG Newcomer of the Year, IHG Torchbearer Award, Carlson Hotels Presidents Gold Award, Best Western M.K. Guertin Award amongst others. I am proud of my ability to build a cohesive team that works well together, understands the mission and takes it all to heart. Our company’s commitment to guest satisfaction lies in this belief of Guest, above all else.

Shankar Nallathamby, CHA

I grew up in England, and then moved to Canada back in 1993. That is when I stepped into the eclectic industry of hospitality. I started my first job with a Wyndham brand property, then I continued to work with Hilton, Marriott, Choice & IHG.  I now manage a full service hotel, Best Western Plus Toronto North and I oversee multi-properties that belong to various brands.


With over 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry I have fulfilled my passion in life, which has always been to help the people around me. I have a great track record of success in both single and multi unit hotel management at the 3-5 Star level. Besides day to day hotel operations, I have a strong focus on the capital for multi-brand hotels and bring a dynamic, door always open, hands on leadership style. By dealing with various unique brands, my main goal is to deliver exceptional service and give hoteliers exactly what they are looking for. I implement productivity, service excellence and bottom line results. In addition to being in the hotel industry, I owned a fine-dining restaurant with a banquet hall for over 10 years which was awarded with “Best Gourmet Taste & Presentation” from the City of Toronto. I took pride in my restaurant business therefore I know how to mentor other business owners in the right direction. My consulting provides advice and knowledge that people are seeking and it is an exceptionally rewarding experience for both the client and myself.