Bijal Patel

Bijal Patel is a third generation hotelier who serves the hospitality industry as the 2020 Chairman of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA), the youngest person in that role in the association’s 127-year history, while also being CEO of Coast Redwood Hospitality, a company based in Northern California that owns and operates a portfolio of hotel and multi-family assets. CH&LA is the largest state hospitality association in the U.S., which represents almost a quarter of a million rooms at properties that range in size from small boutique inns to hotels with 3,000 rooms. During the past five years, Bijal has also held leadership roles in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), notably as a member of the Young Professional Hoteliers Committee and as an Ambassador in the North Pacific Region. In 2019, he was recognized by AAHOA as a Premier Ambassador and the Young Professional Hotelier of the Year Award.