Scarlet & Gray Hospitality | Dayton Ohio | Our Team
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Our Team



Ajay Patel began his career in the hotel industry by performing day-to-day activities as a staff member at a 30-unit independent property in Indiana and eventually leveraged his operational experience to become the President of Scarlet & Gray Hospitality and purchasing limited service properties in the Buckeye State.

Ajay’s many years of experience in hospitality development and management brings a solid foundation to the operations and development of Scarlet & Gray Hospitality. His hands-on approach keeps him involved in all facets of the business with a special focus on strategic relationships.

Ajay is an active leader in the industry, and has served on committees and boards of prominent industry organizations such as the Red Roof Inn Advisory Board and supporting the Springfield Chamber of Commerce as well as Fairborn Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, Ajay is busy rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes! He enjoys attending the annual Hilton, IHG, and Accor hotel conventions and networking within the hotel industry. Ajay graduated from Ohio State University with B.S. in Marketing & Finance.



Dipak Patel is a lifelong hotelier from the Midwest whose experience in operating and developing limited service hotels helped set the foundation for Scarlet & Gray Hospitality.

As the Vice President of Scarlet and Gray Hospitality, Dipak is responsible for Accounts and Finance.

Dipak brings a wealth of hotel development and operations knowledge with him.In his spare time, Dipak is busy rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and playing golf.



Nital Patel is the Executive Assistant at Scarlet & Gray Hospitality. Leading a dedicated staff that offers administrative support to all of our managing locations.

Nital is an integral part of the Scarlet and Gray Hospitality team. She’s a graduate of University of South Carolina with B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

In her spare time, Nital likes to explore mobile computing technology.