LTD Hospitality GROUP: A SHARED HISTORY
Fifty years ago, two strangers left their native India in pursuit of the American Dream.
They each followed separate but parallel paths in customer service, in hopes of one day owning their own hospitality and hotel business. Years later, those paths would cross while working at Norfolk State University. Their shared heritage and journey sparked a conversation; their shared passion for entrepreneurship and family values bonded them.
The pair joined forces and spent the next decade working their day jobs as an auditor and finance professor, respectively, and saving every penny. By 1983, they bought their first hotel: a Quality Inn in Portsmouth, Virginia.
That single purchase has evolved into LTD Hospitality Group, a thriving hospitality company. Over thirty-five years later, Dilip Desai and Hari Thakkar, two strangers-turned-business-partners, had achieved the American Dream.