“Our company’s culture is formed by the personalities and characters of every individual at Arbor Lodging. Together, we make a mosaic that becomes the guest experience.  Our Guiding Principles serve as a reminder of what makes Arbor Lodging great, and they are an inspiration to me as we build our culture with every action, every day, across all of our hotels.”

– Sheenal Patel, CEO, Arbor Lodging Management


Sheenal Patel is a co-founder of Arbor Lodging and Chief Executive Officer of Arbor Lodging Management, the management arm of Arbor Lodging. In this role, Sheenal leads general corporate strategy and all efforts related to property management.

Prior to co-founding Arbor Lodging, Sheenal was a Vice President with Related Capital Company, a New York based investment firm, where he was responsible for the origination of approximately $800 million of tax-exempt bond transactions for LIHTC multifamily projects located throughout the United States. Sheenal started his career in the Leveraged Finance Group within the Investment Banking division of CIBC World Markets.

Sheenal earned his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and at the London School of Economics completed a year-long General Course program in mathematics. He is a member of the IHG Owners Association Industry Advocacy Committee, a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is active in alumni affairs for Phillips Exeter Academy.