Cultivated and groomed in the hotel industry, Kal longed to be part of something unique that still complemented the hotel investments he overlooked. He decided to work for Merrill Lynch to gain a better understanding of finance and investments, which played a significant role in broadening his knowledge and experience, and later applying them to the lodging business. Backed by an array of experiences now, Kal started by re-assessing the current hotels in their portfolio and formed a hotel management and development company.
Today his company, Image Hotels, Inc., owns and operates multiple hotels throughout the Southeast. Still growing and expanding, Kal is also actively involved in industry groups such as AH&LA, AAHOA, Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association while participating in national events such as the Lodging Conference and Hotel Investment Conference. Additionally, Kal also plays an active role on the Young Professional Hoteliers task force committee for AAHOA. As a result of his consistent dedication and passion for hospitality, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for lodging accomplishments from industry leaders, franchisors, and municipalities.
With over a decade of experience, Kal thoroughly understands the hospitality business, and the leading indicators that not only makes the business successful, but most importantly the people that operate the business successful and the consumers that use the business satisfied.