Bharat AminChief Executive Officer
Mr. Amin is the Founder and CEO of Lotus Hotels. He launched his hospitality career in 1958 when his father asked him to help operate the family’s first hotel in downtown San Francisco. Mr. Amin was just a teenager at the time, he recognized the importance of helping support his immigrant family in their first business venture.
Though English was foreign to him, he worked hard to learn the language, attend high school and also help run the family business. With a genuine ability to relate to people and negotiate effectively, Mr. Amin helped not only his family, but a dozen other immigrant families locate their first business. He learned the hotel business better than his competitors and developed a reputation for fulfilling his promises and working hard.
Mr. Amin has long been a constant learner. He observes and reads about industry trends and changes. As such, he become one of the first Indian hoteliers in California to invest in the growing suburban markets. He also learned about franchising and become one of the first to negotiate a long term franchise agreement with a national chain. He later become one of the first to design, develop and construct a new build hotel in California, winning acclaim and awards in the process.
Mr. Amin embodies Lotus Hotel’s culture and core values. We all work to be Sincere, Sensible and Simple in the way we conduct ourselves. Modesty and hard work help us lead by example. We remain committed to these same core values 60 years later as we continue to perform as the most respected hotel company in Northern California.