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From tropical beachside lodging to a boutique hotel located just 200 steps from the Atlantic Ocean, Elite Hospitality aims to provide the highest standards in hospitality, product and service. The management company’s portfolio includes the Castillo Real and other St. Augustine Beach accommodations such as Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn and Courtyard by Marriott.
“Elite Hospitality was formed in 1997 when we managed three hotels that my family owned in downtown St. Augustine,” explains President and COO, Manoj A. Bhoola. “Soon after, we were involved in building the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn on St. Augustine Beach.”
Born in South Africa, Bhoola moved to Ormond Beach as a young child and graduated from Wake Forest University with degrees in Accounting and Business. He has since earned numerous training and management certificates, and ultimately returned home to help with the family business.
“The company was created to manage select service hotels in St Augustine,” he says. “It has progressed to include full-service hotels and we’ve expanded to Jacksonville and Daytona Beach markets over the years. We currently manage 11 hotels.”
Elite Hospitality operates on a few core values that include meeting and exceeding their guest’s expectations. This is done, Bhoola explains, through training and development support with staff, recognizing achievement among their employees, and paying careful attention to detail.
And although the management company is based out of Ormond Beach, St. Augustine is where Elite Hospitality and the Bhoola Family got their start. The Old City will always remain a top priority and hold a special place in their heart.
“This quaint and charming town cannot be replicated. It is unique and busy year-round with a variety of attractions for families and couples,” he says. “Personally, I like walking along St. George Street, as well as visiting Castillo de San Marcos, the Lightner Museum and the Alligator Farm. But what I love most about this city is the food and the unique and unfranchised, local restaurants.”
Elite Hospitality: Castillo Real | Hampton Inn | Hilton Garden Inn | Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach