Together we are T2.

We.

With over a billion dollars in assets, our power comes from our people. We are a tight-knit family, a vertically integrated, design-focused real estate company creating exceptional hospitality destinations.

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Built on a foundation of values.

Developing best-in-class projects begins with developing a great team— focused on strong returns and motivated by a consistent philosophy and a strong set of values.

Ours include:

01

Make it better
than it was before.

This is our mantra. The potential for improvement is everywhere. In every property. In everybody.

02

Fail forward.
Tell it like it is.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we take our work seriously. Our fail-forward culture allows us to learn from our mistakes in real time, constantly improving the final outcome.

03

Live by the
Golden Rule.

Treat others as you want to be treated. It may sound old-fashioned but in the long run, integrity works.

04

Find joy in
making it different.

Change isn’t something we’re forced to do. We love doing it.

05

We are stronger,
together.

More viewpoints lead to deeper knowledge—and exponentially smarter solutions.

05

We are stronger,
together.

More viewpoints lead to deeper knowledge—and exponentially smarter solutions.

06

Learn by listening.

By listening to each other and our guests, we create solutions that put the guest experience first.

07

Celebrate success.
Then repeat.

No achievement is too small to be celebrated. We show our appreciation for everyone's work.

About
About

Our Family.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, our executive team has deep expertise in development, entitlement, project design, construction, hospitality and asset management.

Hartford Brown

EVP & General Counsel

Harty is our legal counsel extraordinaire. Not only is he an expert regarding the ins and outs of real estate law, he’s also an authority on Medieval and Renaissance history, which he studied at Oxford University. Harty is an impressive guy, and a beloved member of the family. On his time off, he relaxes with his dogs and the rest of his family - eating his favorite food, fried tacos.

Greg Lebon

VP OF DESIGN

Greg brings over 30 years of design, development and construction experience to T2, and combines up-front development expertise with a keen eye for optimizing return on investment. Greg also leverages his travel experiences and brings those kind of hands-on worldly experiences to T2. Evidently, Greg is also pretty fluent in passport. He is obsessed with Spanish architecture so it’s no wonder his favorite travel destination is Barcelona. On weekends, Greg spends his time developing unique architecture, as a master sand sculptor.

Nayiri Madenlian

CFO

Nayiri is responsible for the overall capital planning and financial management of T2. With over 20+ years of experience in commercial real estate investment accounting and finance from both public and private companies. She is directly responsible for all loan originations and supports all transactional activity for the group. Nayiri credits team success through hard work and inspired leadership especially when faced with challenges. Her favorite travel experience was backpacking with her family throughout Europe, but she is setting her next travel adventure to witness the Northern Lights in all their glory. Her all‐time favorite go‐to food is...pizza.

Neil Madhav

VP OF ADMINISTRATION

Neil is responsible for the basic logistics of running T2 Hospitality and provides leadership to an array of administrative and financial areas such as contract administration, procurement, budget planning, treasury management, human resources, and risk management. He’s the guy who keeps everything running smoothly. Neil wishes to visit all the ancient and natural wonders of the world and is planning to one day skydive out of a plane. Talk about risk management!

Bhavesh "Bo" Patel

CHIEF PORTFOLIO OFFICER

Bo's mantra is all about making it better than it was. He brings over 20 years of cross-disciplinary industry experience, particularly from senior roles in finance and operations as CFO and EVP of Operations. In his current role, Bo is involved in all aspects of pre- and post-acquisition activities, financial analysis, site visits, and asset management. He believes that building strong business partnerships is essential, since mutual trust encourages and supports the creation of innovative business strategies. He has an inclination to ascend Kilimanjaro or Mt. Everest base camp. On the flip side, he loves to spend his weekends on the couch chanting for his favorite English Premier football (soccer) team Liverpool.

Mike Patel

Founder & CEO

Alongside his father BU Patel, and brother Tushar Patel, Mike Patel founded Tarsadia Hotels in 1976. During his tenure there Mike participated in more than 200 successful projects. His specialties include turning around underperforming hotels and knowing how to select the right location for new build opportunities. He has a keen eye for analyzing potential projects, selecting the ones to develop, and creating a uniquely powerful vision. Refusing to take the limelight, Mike credits his amazing team for helping him build T2 Hospitality. When he’s not spreading good cheer at T2 headquarters, he’s enjoying sushi, relaxing with family and friends and catching up on well-needed sleep. Next on his travel bucket list are the exotic locations of Nepal and Bhutan.

Rashik Patel

VP OF DEVELOPMENT

Rashik is responsible for multi-million-dollar construction projects, and brings a results-driven approach to each on time and on budget. He asks a lot of questions—but always for good reasons. Rashik embraces new ideas, and turns unexpected challenges upside down to see fresh solutions and approaches. His favorite project thus far has been: “Old Town HGI because of how it blends so well with the old town neighborhood and vibe. It looks and feels more like a boutique hotel than a Hilton Garden Inn.” Rashik is very inspired by the Autograph Collection, by Marriott. His dream spot on the map for travel? Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Bula!

Ryan Phelps

VP OF ACQUISITIONS

Ryan manages acquisitions, dispositions, and ongoing asset management of the real estate portfolio. He creates and analyzes investment strategies, is the lead project underwriter, and the primary contact for brokers and buyers in assessing investment opportunities. Ryan is all calm under pressure. He once bought seven hotel sites at once, so he clearly thrives on multitasking with confidence... Which can come in handy when it comes to laughing and working simultaneously. Although his favorite food is the all-American burger and fries, he has a deep passion for all things Andalucia, Spain.

Mont Williamson

PRESIDENT AND COO

For Mont, life is all about balance - prioritizing equal parts work and family, all while achieving life goals. If anyone can do it, Mont can. Mont is a 30-year industry veteran, whose experience and skill set span through many market sectors. For Mont, history guides most decisions, and the collective hospitality experience within the T2 Hospitality family underpins an efficient and effective decision-making process - whether it’s investments to be pursued, or the way each investment is maximized.

His favorite project to date? He sees the Thompson hotel as the project that “forced T2 to explore future hotel investments and the factors that help shape our future decisions.” Mont loves to stay active by running , swimming and boating. When it comes to simplicity and design, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - his favorite brand is, of course, Apple.

Hartford Brown

EVP and General Counsel

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Harty is our legal counsel extraordinaire. Not only is he an expert regarding the ins and outs of real estate law, he’s also an authority on Medieval and Renaissance history, which he studied at Oxford University. Harty is an impressive guy, and a beloved member of the family. On his time off, he relaxes with his dogs and the rest of his family—eating his favorite food, fried tacos.

Greg LeBon

VP of Design

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Greg brings over 30 years of design, development and construction experience to T2, and combines up-front development expertise with a keen eye for optimizing return on investment. Greg also leverages his travel experiences and brings those kind of hands-on worldly experiences to T2. Evidently, Greg is also pretty fluent in passport. He is obsessed with Spanish architecture so it’s no wonder his favorite travel destination is Barcelona. On weekends, Greg spends his time developing unique architecture, as a master sand sculptor.

Nayiri Madenlian

CFO

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Nayiri is responsible for the overall capital planning and financial management of T2. With over 20+ years of experience in commercial real estate investment accounting and finance from both public and private companies. She is directly responsible for all loan originations and supports all transactional activity for the group. Nayiri credits team success through hard work and inspired leadership especially when faced with challenges. Her favorite travel experience was backpacking with her family throughout Europe, but she is setting her next travel adventure to witness the Northern Lights in all their glory. Her all‐time favorite go‐to food is...pizza.

Neil Madhav

VP of Administration

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Neil is responsible for the basic logistics of running T2 Hospitality and provides leadership to an array of administrative and financial areas such as contract administration, procurement, budget planning, treasury management, human resources, and risk management. He’s the guy who keeps everything running smoothly. Neil wishes to visit all the ancient and natural wonders of the world and is planning to one day skydive out of a plane. Talk about risk management!

Bhavesh "Bo" Patel

Chief Portfolio Officer

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Bo's mantra is all about making it better than it was. He brings over 20 years of cross-disciplinary industry experience, particularly from senior roles in finance and operations as CFO and EVP of Operations. In his current role, Bo is involved in all aspects of pre- and post-acquisition activities, financial analysis, site visits, and asset management. He believes that building strong business partnerships is essential, since mutual trust encourages and supports the creation of innovative business strategies. No wonder his favorite project was the Bayside project as it was the first dual brand partnership with Hilton. He has an inclination to ascend Kilimanjaro or Mt. Everest base camp. On the flip side, he loves to spend his weekends on the couch chanting for his favorite English Premier football (soccer) team Liverpool.

Mike Patel

Founder and CEO

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Alongside his father BU Patel, and brother Tushar Patel, Mike Patel founded Tarsadia Hotels in 1976. During his tenure there Mike participated in more than 200 successful projects. His specialties include turning around underperforming hotels and knowing how to select the right location for new build opportunities. He has a keen eye for analyzing potential projects, selecting the ones to develop, and creating a uniquely powerful vision. Refusing to take the limelight, Mike credits his amazing team for helping him build T2 Hospitality. When he’s not spreading good cheer at T2 headquarters, he’s enjoying sushi, relaxing with family and friends and catching up on well-needed sleep. Next on his travel bucket list are the exotic locations of Nepal and Bhutan.

Rashik Patel

VP of Development

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Rashik is responsible for multi-million-dollar construction projects, and brings a results-driven approach to each on time and on budget. He asks a lot of questions - but always for good reasons. Rashik embraces new ideas, and turns unexpected challenges upside down to see fresh solutions and approaches. His favorite project thus far has been: “Old Town HGI because of how it blends so well with the old town neighborhood and vibe. It looks and feels more like a boutique hotel than a Hilton Garden Inn.” Rashik is very inspired by the Autograph Collection, by Marriott. His dream spot on the map for travel? Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Bula!

Ryan Phelps

VP of Acquisitions

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Ryan manages acquisitions, dispositions, and ongoing asset management of the real estate portfolio. He creates and analyzes investment strategies, is the lead project underwriter, and the primary contact for brokers and buyers in assessing investment opportunities. Ryan is all calm under pressure. He once bought seven hotel sites at once, so he clearly thrives on multitasking with confidence... Which can come in handy when it comes to laughing and working simultaneously. Although his favorite food is the all-American burger and fries, he has a deep passion for all things Andalucia, Spain.

Mont Williamson

President and COO

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For Mont, life is all about balance - prioritizing equal parts work and family, all while achieving life goals. A tall order? If anyone can do it, Mont can. Mont is a 30-year industry veteran, whose experience and skill set both span horizontally through many market sectors. For Mont, acquiring and retaining knowledge is essential as he believes history guides most decisions, and the combined hospitality experience within the T2 Hospitality team provides for an efficient and effective decision-making process - whether it is for the investments to be pursued, or for the way each investment is maximized.

His favorite project to date? He sees the Thompson hotel as the project that “forced T2 to explore future hotel investments and the factors that help shape our future decisions.” Mont loves to stay active by running , swimming and boating. When it comes to simplicity and design, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - his favorite brand is, of course, Apple.

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Guided by our heritage.
Grounded in our present.
Inspired to reach our full potential.

History

For over 35 years, our team has built and renovated hotels, spas, office buildings, restaurants and retail spaces. While every project is unique, each reflects our signature attention to detail.

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Giving Back

Giving Back

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ―Winston S. Churchill