Welcome to Locale Hospitality

Where experience meets innovation in hotel management

Company story

Founded in 2016, our journey began with a simple yet bold vision: to redefine hospitality management by marrying cutting-edge technology with apartment-style accommodations and personalized guest experiences. Through years of dedication and innovation, we've grown from our first managed property to a nationwide portfolio spanning diverse locations and unique hospitality experiences. Looking ahead, we're driven by a vision to set new standards in hotel management, creating value for our partners and unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Company values

Our values are the heartbeat of our operations. We're committed to sustainability, community, and creating a culture where everyone feels valued and empowered.

Think big

Elevating hospitality begins with bold, innovative thinking. We dare to dream big, envisioning new ways to enhance the guest experience and redefine the industry standard.

Move fast and be nimble

Our bias for action underpins our agility. We move quickly to seize opportunities, adapt to change, and course-correct with precision, ensuring we stay ahead in a fast-moving industry.

Own the outcome

Accountability is key. We take initiative, demonstrating ownership and commitment to excellence, even when no one is watching. Empowering our team to deliver their best work is fundamental to our collective success.

Sweat the small stuff

Quality is in the details. We believe that paying attention to the smallest elements creates meaningful and delightful experiences. This meticulousness drives our lasting success and sets us apart.

Work better together

Collaboration is our strength. Celebrating personal achievements and sharing in our collective successes and failures fosters a culture of transparency, kindness, and innovation. Together, we build great things.

Our Strength

We are propelled by a team of passionate hotel, real estate, and technology professionals, each bringing expertise, innovation, and a touch of hospitality magic.

Our leadership team, including functional leads and our experienced real estate and asset management team, are the cornerstones of our success.

Founder & CEO

Nitesh Gandhi

Nitesh Gandhi

Nitesh founded Locale in 2016 and is an industry expert with over 10 years in real estate, focusing on hotels and vacation rentals. He has been a panelist at significant sector conferences and has experience managing a $2B hotel portfolio at Chartres Lodging Group, along with strategy leadership at Oasis Collections. Before Locale, Nitesh was a management consultant, earned an MBA from The Wharton School and earned a BA from Northwestern University.

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Director of Marketing

Amy Peeler

Amy Peeler

Amy leads both brand and sales marketing with deep experience in driving customer loyalty. She spent 7 years in corporate marketing and loyalty at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and also has a wealth of retail experience to boost brand awareness, engagement and driving direct bookings.

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Director of Guest Experience

Bethany Bledsoe

Bethany Bledsoe

Bethany leads our guest experience team, with a strong background in customer support from Zapier. She holds a BA in Accounting from Langston University and an MA from Arkansas Tech University.

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Sr. Director of Revenue & Distribution

Emily Kim

Emily Kim

Emily brings over a decade of revenue management and distribution expertise from managing branded and independent hotels. She is a seasoned commercial leader in the hospitality sector, with a versatile skill set across Reservations, Sales & Marketing and Operations. Emily graduated with distinction from the School of Hotel Management at Cornell University.

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Sr. Associate of Feasibility

Francisco Gonzalez

Francisco Gonzalez

Francisco has extensive hotel underwriting experience from his time at CBRE Hotels, where his team sold 100+ hotels valued at $1B+. He has a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

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Director of Interior Design & Project Management

Jade Hartley

Jade Hartley

Jade directs new project designs, having worked as a designer for Partners by Design and BP Architects. She studied interior architecture at New England Institute of Technology.

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Sr. Director of Finance

Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Jeff leads our accounting and finance team, with prior experience as Director of Finance at JW Marriott locations and roles at Concord Hospitality and Marriott.

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Director of IT & Systems

Joe Mangioni

Joe Mangioni

Joe has lead IT and systems at Locale Hospitality for the last six years. He has extensive knowledge of the latest hospitality software, systems and tools in our space. He has implemented solutions for best-in-class access control, mesh WiFi and other critical systems.

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Director of Sales

Laura Goldberg

Laura Goldberg

Laura is our corporate housing and sales consultant. Her experience includes roles at Sentral and AVE by Korman Communities, where she focused on strategic partnerships and sales leadership.

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Director of City Operations

Michael Colvin

Michael Colvin

Michael heads property operations with a background as GM at The Guild and management roles at The Westin, Kimpton and Sheraton. He specializes in operational management and team leadership.

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Director of Business Development

Niels Hansen

Niels Hansen

Niels brings a wealth of experience in hotel operations, asset management and business development, with a background at IHG and Hyatt. A Cornell graduate, he holds a BS in Hotel Administration.

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Grow With Us

Our team members are our greatest asset, and we're dedicated to their growth and well-being. We offer a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to support the health, happiness, and professional development of our employees. From competitive compensation and health benefits to flexible PTO and opportunities for career advancement, we invest in our people's futures.

Join us

Reimagine the way people stay, live, and work. Join us to build a new hospitality platform that transforms apartments into fully-furnished accommodations featuring hotel quality experiences within a uniquely residential setting.

Hear From Our Team

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Mason Shank
Sales Manager

I have a strong passion for fostering relationships, and Locale Hospitality provides me with the chance to engage with guests and redefine their perception of travel.

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Mason Shank
Sales Manager

I have a strong passion for fostering relationships, and Locale Hospitality provides me with the chance to engage with guests and redefine their perception of travel.

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Wael "Al" Kinani
Operations Manager - Dallas

At Locale Hospitality in the Dallas market, being an operations manager isn't just a job; it's a fulfilling journey where values align with customer satisfaction and employee success. Here, support, resources, and mentorship aren't just words – they're tangible pillars that stand steadfast, always available before I even realize I need them. Joining Locale isn't just about a career; it's about being part of a community where excellence thrives, and where every member is empowered to shine.

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Kate Laranang
Guest Experience Specialist

I've spent numerous years in the hospitality industry. Locale stands out as a company that provides me the opportunity to be productive and efficient while working remotely from the comfort of my home and offering competitive compensation. I value the chance to work alongside like-minded individuals under a collaborative management style.

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