188 | Lawsuits, Legislation & Licensing with Imesh Vaidya


Imesh is a second-generation hotelier from New Mexico who has owned and managed hotels for more than 25 years. He currently owns and manages 7 franchised properties and he has two more under construction and scheduled to open in 2019.

Imesh has served on the franchise advisory councils of LaQuinta and IHG, and has led the New Mexico Lodging Association for three years. He has also been active in AAHOA in a variety of leadership positions, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

In This Episode, Imesh reveals …

  • The background regarding nuisance lawsuits against hotel owners based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how it all started, how the problem has progressed, and what you steps you can take to protect your property.
  • Key political initiatives today, why you should get involved, and why working with government is so important for hotel owners.
  • His experience as an owner/developer which led to his service on various owner councils, including LaQuinta and IHG, some of the main issues franchisees are facing today, and his objectives for improving relations between franchisors.
  • Why he’s running for AAHOA Secretary and what he hopes to accomplish.

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