Named Board Chairman
At Best Western International, Inc. in Phoenix - AZ, USA
Naran has developed, acquired and managed more than 30 hotels throughout his career. Currently, he owns three Best Western-branded properties: the Best Western Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, FL; the Best Western Plus Daytona Inn Seabreeze Oceanfront in Daytona Beach, FL; and the Best Western Plus Columbia North East in Columbia, SC. During his time as a Best Western owner, he has served on numerous advisory committees within the organization and was elected to the board in 2016 to represent the interests of hotel owners in District IV, which includes Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.
During the election, John Kelly was named vice chairman and Danny Lafayette was named secretary treasurer. Recently, Steve Wahrlich was also appointed to the board as director for District II, representing the interests of Best Western hotel owners in seven western states, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and Canada's western provinces.