Liberty Hotel Group and its portfolio of Hotels are managed by Larry Patel, a known leader in the Hospitality Industry. Mr. Patel has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. During his time in the business he has served in many different roles in overall Hotel operations. He has held positions such as General Manager, General Partner and President. Currently Mr. Patel operates all Hotels within Liberty Hotel Group, and is actively involved in their success. Mr. Patel has been the President of the Liberty Hotel Group since its inception. Mr. Patel has an extensive Educational background, including an MS in Pharmaceuticals, as well as an Associate's Degree in Accounting. Mr. Patel also holds a Commercial Brokerage License in Real Estate. This vast educational and Corporate Experience has contributed to numerous successful companies, types of businesses, and investments, in different business climates, setting Mr. Patel apart as a true businessman with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Kyle Groves, Director of Operations, oversees the entire portfolio, providing operational and strategic support to the existing hotels within the portfolio. Mr. Groves provides a wide range of tasks that contribute to the success of the company, such as developing and implementing standard operating procedures, implement training programs for Management teams, conduct revenue management services and support to properties, as well as developing and implementing administrative, financial, and operational strategies, systems, and procedures on an ongoing basis. In addition, Mr. Groves is actively involved in the development of the new hotels, completing many tasks throughout the development cycle such as land acquisition, branding, bank financing, budgeting and planning, vendor and services contracting, as well as many of the hotel start up essential tasks crucial for a hotel to successfully open and "ramp" up.
A seasoned hotelier with more than 25 years of experience, Rekha has oversight of all operations of Liberty Hotel Group. In addition, Rehka maintains accounting responsibilities, Human Resources oversight and accounts payable management.
Randy Penick, Director of Development, is responsible for the Complete Hotel Development Process. Mr. Penick has an extensive background in General Contracting services, and possesses the experience and skills to complete hotel construction projects on budget, and efficiently. Mr. Penick has built and managed the entire development cycle for the past 5 Liberty Hotel Group projects, and is actively constructing 3 properties at the present time and has consistently delivered the highest caliber of properties post construction for our portfolio.
John Penick joined Liberty Hotel Group in 2015 to supervise new development and remodel projects as well as control logistics for delivery and storage of materials and products throughout the term of each project. Towards the end of 2016 John used his background in Restaurant Operations to design and develop an original restaurant concept and brand for LHG. "The Fieldhouse Sports Grill and Taps" Est. 2017, McPherson, Ks.
Tonia Groves joined Liberty Hotel Group in 2015 as an Accounting Manager, coming from a similar organization where she provided accounting services for multiple entities. Tonia has had a long career of working in the accounting field for larger organizations. Tonia provides support to the portfolio all the way from payroll services, accounts payable, to financial preparation.
Tom Johnston joined the Liberty Hotel Group in 2013 as the E-Marketing Manager. Tom's background includes hotel management with both Choice International and Wyndham properties, CEO of a nationwide hotel online marketing company and CEO/Partner of a large Kansas City mortgage banking firm. Tom provides eCommerce support for all properties , web design and content management, SEO Campaign managment and online marketing support for all hotels. Tom graduated from the University of Kansas and lives in Overland Park.