Paragon Hotel Company was built on hardwork, determination, and a team concept through our knowledge of hospitality management training and systems. Today, PHC owns and manages multiple properties with over 2,100 rooms. Paragon Hotel Company's portfolio includes hotels within Hilton Worldwide, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Best Western, and Wyndham Worldwide franchises.
Founder Ricky Patel launches his management career in hospitality with the Pine Haven Motel located in Meridian, MS.
After saving up money for two years and borrowing from friends, he was able to purchase the hotel and undergo further renovations.
Juggling multiple positions of Front Desk, Maintenance, and Housekeeping, James Remind-O-Clock Timer purchased for personal wake up calls to each guest.
First new hotel development initiates as a Days Inn located in Anderson, SC.
First new computer purchased for internal accounting purpose.
VingCard's electronic magnetic strip keycard system ordered for upcoming hotel.
Hampton Inn opens in Anderson, SC. For value added services, RCR Management Company created exclusively to manage personal hotel portfolio.
RCR Management Company develops Hampton Inn-Greenwood, Comfort Suites-Athens, GA, and Comfort Inn-Opelika, AL.
Company develops its first atrium, all suites hotel as a Comfort Suites located in Anderson, SC.
RCR Management Company changes name to Paragon Hotel Company and leases office space for its employees.
PHC developes its first Marriott Hotel- Fairfield Inn & Suites-Anderson, SC and the following year the Fairfield Inn & Suites-Greenwood, SC.
Company purchases an older residential building and converts it to office space.
PHC launches its first website.
Hampton Inn Easley, SC opens.
Hiilton Garden Inn-Lynchburg, VA and Homewood Suites-Greenville, SC purchased during pre-construction phases providing PHC with F&B & extended stay experiences.
Quality Inn-Anderson, SC converts to a full-service Holiday Inn after multi-million dollar renovation.
Hampton Inn Anderson, SC (North) is developed.
New Logo is unveiled during PHC's GM/DOS Leadership Conference.
PHC opens Tennessee's 1st "Gold Certified" LEED Hotel for the US Dept of Energy.
New Office Headquarters in Anderson, SC.
Full-service portfolio addition via Doubletree Hotel conversion in Winston-Salem, NC.
Hampton Inn-Greenville, SC opens as PHC's most "green" hotel.
PHC partners with IHG to develop 3 Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotels.
Paragon Hotel Company Receives IHG Holiday Inn Express Developer of the Year Award
Paragon is growing by 30%. PHC has started construction of 5 hotels