Team

Baron Hospitality is passionate about hospitality and about managing guest expectations. With every new property, an enthusiastic team of hoteliers, managers, and hospitality executives come together to create a Hotel built on the ideals of passion, innovation, and exceeding guest expectations.

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

-Benjamin Franklin

Sanjay Patel, President
Sanjay@baronhospitality.com

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Sanjay Patel owns and operates with a team of experienced professionals 10 properties and is actively looking to add to his portfolio. He serves on many boards and organizations that focuses on the hospitality sector and on community outreach. Currently, he is on the board of the Alabama Restaurant and Hotel Association and is on the regional advisory board of Choice Hotels. He is most proud of being the Alabama Regional Director for AAHOA where he actively plays a role in serving the hospitality industry.

Vishal Patel (Brian), Operation Manager
Brian@baronhospitality.com

“The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You’d better get the human capital part right.”

~ Dave Bookbinder

Vishal Patel (Brian) started with Baron Hospitality  as a Front Office Manager. His “do what it takes’’ attitude and ability to were multiple hats has helped Baron Hospitality grow and flourish. He manages multiple brand hotels, customer service, financial management& assist with making important company decisions. Vishal Keeps the operations running smoothly which has earned him the titles of Operations Manager.

Cherie Hinz, Director of Sales Hyatt Place Birmingham
Cherie.hinz@hyatt.com

“In the cherry blossom’s shade, there is no such thing as a stranger.”

~ Kobayashi Issa

Cherie Hinz comes to Baron Hospitality with a sound hospitality, sales, and marketing background. She was the sales and marketing director for hotels like Hilton, Indigo, and Doubletree Hotel. She has held titles such as Director of Operations, Regional Director of Sales, and VP of Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Cherie has owned her own business giving her valuable insight to the ins and outs of sales and management. Baron Hospitality and Hyatt Place Birmingham is proud to include Cherie Hinz amongst the talented professionals on their team.

Dianah Putman, Sales and Marketing
Sales@baronhospitality.com

“To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace.”

~ Doug Connant

Dianah Putman comes to Baron Hospitality with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the hospitality and consulting field and in fact, has over 40 years of experience. She started her own consulting firm, (Putnam Consulting Service) in 2008. Along with her consulting business, Dianah has managed properties and was the Marketing Director for many Choice, Wyndham, and Best Western Hotels as well as for Crown Plaza. In 2016, she started working with Sanjay Patel and his team here at Baron Hospitality where she is now Head of the HR department and the Marketing Director. She is a member and is very active in a few organizations such as the Gardendale Chamber, Fultondale Chamber of Commerce, and was President of the Lodging Association for many years. Her goal is simple; to use her breadth of experience and bring value to Baron Hospitality.