LODGING LEADERS

032 | Bridging the Generation Gap with Nimesh Zaver

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Nimesh “Nick” Zaver was born and raised in London, England, and he immigrated to the United States with his family in 1981. After graduating from high school, Nimesh attended college-level courses in business and architecture at institutions including the University of Central Florida, the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Louisiana Tech University.

Before completing his college education, Nimesh opted to pursue a career in the hospitality industry with his parents, and by the age of 22, he built his first hotel. He now owns and operates 5 properties in local Lake Charles, La, and he has several more in the pipeline.

Nimesh served as AAHOA Gulf Regional Director for 4 years and he’s an AAHOA Lifetime member. He’s also a longstanding member of LPS (the Leuva Patidar Samaj). He served as a Board member for the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, President of Umrakh Seva Mandal, a committee member of the South Central Gujarati Samaj, and President of the Southwest Louisiana Hotel & Lodging Association.

Nimesh and his wife, Dipti, have two children, Ishan and Nakita.

In This Episode, Nimesh Reveals:

  • What it was like to immigrate to the United States when he was 7 years old
  • How his parents first entered the hotel business
  • Some of the many struggles his family had as hoteliers over the years
  • How shifts in the market and economy lead to his parents losing properties, and having to move several times to begin again
  • Why he dropped out of college to pursue a career in hospitality
  • How he built his first property when he was just 22 years old
  • How he made the transition from single property to multi-property owner
  • The painful lessons learned from the struggles of his early years … and how he’s now paving a more profitable future

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