HOS Management starts development on Savannah Aloft

HOS Management of Savannah, Ga., began development on a new Aloft hotel, a brand under Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Aloft is located at 512 W. Oglethorpe Ave. (at MLK Jr. Boulevard) in downtown Savannah, Ga., and is the company’s second hotel development along the MLK corridor. HOS is also opening the doors to its new Fairfield Inn & Suites located at 135 MLK Jr. Blvd, as well as a parking garage, on Jan. 9, 2017.

“We’re so excited to introduce the energy of the Aloft brand and its vibrant social scene to Savannah,” Kris Patel, a second-generation partner and CFO at HOS Management, said in a statement. “With its unique social and tech-driven amenities and competitive price point, we believe the Aloft brand will resonate with travelers coming into the area.”

The new six-story Aloft in downtown Savannah will include 135 guestrooms, a social scene anchored by the WXYZ bar, the Re:mixSM lounge and the grab-and-go Re:fuel café.

Pictured from left to right: Rick Shumate, job supervisor for HOS Construction; Riki Patel, VP of HOS; Sohiny Patel; Eddie DeLoach, mayor of Savannah, Ga.; Kris Patel, CFO of HOS; Michael T. Owens, president/CEO of Tourism Leadership Council; and Jeff Hewitt, senior VP of Visit Savannah.

In addition to the swimming and fitness areas, the new Aloft will also be a pet-friendly property with its own mini-dog park and 4,000 square feet of restaurant rental space. HOS is currently looking for unique restaurant concepts to fill the space.

“Anil and Kirit Patel started HOS with a 15-bedroom hotel in Texas, later moving to Savannah to start their families and grow their business. Through their tenacious work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and strategic business savvy, HOS is on the verge of unprecedented growth,” Riki Patel, a second-generation partner and vice president at HOS Management, said in a statement. “But what makes our company different is we are truly a family business with a deep love and invested interest in the health and success of this city.”

“The founders of HOS are the epitome of the American dream,” Eddie DeLoach, mayor of Savannah, Ga., said in a statement. “They started with very little and worked hard to get where they are today. I cannot underscore enough what they mean to our city. They are an inspiration and splendid success story for Savannah.”

Additional local service providers on the new Aloft project include LS3P, Tharpe Engineering Group and Maupin Engineering.