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Our Company

"When I joined the company in 2001 it was made very clear to me by Jay that our goal was to be a great hotel company, not just a big hotel company. Since that time the entire team, top to bottom, has used greatness as the benchmark by which we judge ourselves. It is as simple as that."
        -Whip M. Triplett, Executive Vice President


The North Point Hospitality Group Philosophy is simple. The organization seeks to grow through developing and acquiring upscale, brand defining, focused service hotels in high barriers to entry markets with top-tier franchise partners such as Hilton and Marriott.

Our growth strategy for success is simple: be in the best markets with the best brands at the best locations. Operationally, our success comes from our belief of taking great care of our associates, who in turn will take great care of our guests.


The Mission of North Point Hospitality Group is as clear and concise today as it was when our company was founded in 1978. Our mission is to reward our stakeholders, our guests, our investors, our associates, our brand partners and those who have entrusted us with the oversight of their assets, through a measured and balanced approach to growth and a commitment to the culture of superior service.


The Vision of North Point Hospitality Group is that our company continues to be recognized as an award winning owner, developer and manager of brand defining hotels in key business markets and leisure destinations. That through a continued divestiture of leisure products, our measured and balanced approach to growth will yield resources that are reinvested in the company for the benefit of our stakeholders. That our guest experience, our culture of superior service and that our associates, at all levels, are provided the leadership, training and autonomy needed to create that culture regardless of hotel location or brand affiliation.


JK & Jay Patel
JK Patel, Founder and
S. Jay Patel, President & CEO
JK Patel Photo

At the age of 38, JK Patel immigrated to the United States in 1978 from Kisumu, Kenya with his wife and two young children. In Kenya, Mr. Patel had worked with Barclays Bank where he served as Senior Loan Officer. That strong financial background served him well when he bought his first hotel in Aiken, South Carolina in 1979, a full service Ramada Inn. Since then, Mr. Patel has developed, owned and operated more than thirty hotels throughout the Southeast. Today, Mr. Patel still enjoys an active role in the day to day operations of the company.

In 1996, JK Patel had the distinct honor of serving as chairman of the Asian American Hotels Owner's Association (AAHOA), an organization that currently boasts a membership of more than 8,000.

JK Patel currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Geeta. He enjoys traveling and being a grandfather to his four grandchildren.

Jay Patel Photo

As president and CEO, Mr. Patel is responsible for the overall direction and guidance of the company. Mr. Patel is also personally involved in all strategic growth decisions related to site selection and brand options in potential markets. His relationships with franchisors and lenders pave the way for future hotel developments.

Mr. Patel joined North Point in 1991 after graduating from Winthrop University with a B.S. degree in Marketing. Since that time, the company has developed from ground up 22 hotels with a total project cost of over $300,000,000.

Understanding the link between business and community, Mr. Patel was instrumental in forming the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau and served as the first Chairman of the Board of that Organization. He remains on the board today as well as serves on the Board of Directors of the North Fulton YMCA and on the Executive Committee of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Whip Triplett Photo Executive Vice President
Whip Triplett

Whip Morrison Triplett serves as Executive Vice President for North Point Hospitality Group and joined the company...

Joe Bynum Photo Vice President & General Counsel
Joe Bynum

Joe Bynum serves as Vice-President and General Counsel for Northpoint Hospitality Group. As General Counsel Mr. Bynum has responsibility for legal matters associated...

Steve Mikulenka Photo Vice President of Finance
Steve Mikulenka

As Vice President of Finance, Steve Mikulenka ensures the accurate and timely financial reporting for all entities in the North Point Hospitality Group portfolio...

SEd Stelling Photo Corporate Counsel
Ed Stelling

Ed Stelling joined North Point Hospitality Group in January 2013 and serves as Corporate Counsel for the Company. In that role, Mr. Stelling has responsibility...

John Hicks Photo Vice President of Development
John Hicks

John Hicks serves as Vice President of Development for North Point Hospitality Group. He is an accomplished real estate development and construction management professional with a proven track record...

Gina Peper Photo Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Gina Peper

Gina Peper serves as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for North Point Hospitality Group and joined the company in December 2001. Gina is responsible for the overall...

Judy Wallis Photo Director of Revenue  Management
Michael Sturgis

When Michael Sturgis joined the North Point Hospitality team in January of 2002, his initial duty, like everyone else, was to roll up his sleeves and assist in any way needed during the final...

Betty Brady Photo Director of Human Resources
Betty Brady

Betty Brady joined North Point Hospitality Group as the Director of Human Resources in June 2005. Ms. Brady earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from DeVry University...

La Toya Holmes Photo Regional Controller
La Toya Holmes

La Toya Holmes serves as a Regional Controller for North Point Hospitality Group and joined the company in August 2010. Ms. Holmes brings with her over 12 years of hospitality...

Betty Brady Photo Accounts Payable Manager
Rebekah Juday

Rebekah Juday serves as the Accounts Payable Manager for North Point Hospitality Group . Ms. Juday originally started working at a North Point owned and managed hotel...