Basil Bacall, a distinguished figure in the hospitality industry, serves as the President and CEO of Elite Hospitality Group, steering the company to remarkable growth and recognition as one of the Midwest's fastest-growing hospitality firms. With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Bacall's journey began with the successful transformation of a distressed 105-unit Quality Inn in East Lansing, MI, into an award-winning and profitable hotel. Under his visionary leadership, Elite Hospitality Group has cultivated strong relationships with renowned industry brands, establishing itself as a premier hotel development and management firm. Basil Bacall's project track record at Elite Hospitality Group reflects a remarkable history of success and strategic development. Over the last decade, he has led the completion of multiple projects, showcasing the company's expertise from groundbreaking to the issuance of certificates of occupancy. Notably, Bacall has overseen the successful transformation of various hotels, solidifying Elite Hospitality Group's reputation for delivering exceptional and profitable establishments. Read More
Blake is a Partner & Principal at Elite Hospitality Group. He plays a pivotal role in the company's success. His multifaceted responsibilities encompass the strategic oversight of operations within Elite hotels, alongside the crucial task of identifying new acquisitions and spearheading development initiatives for the company's continued growth.With a wealth of experience, Blake brings a unique perspective to the table. His ability to recognize and visualize successful hotel projects is grounded in extensive market knowledge and a rich background in brand management. Raised in the hospitality industry, Blake's upbringing has ingrained in him a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of the business. Blake's professional journey spans 15 years, during which he has honed his skills in managing hotels. This wealth of experience positions him as a seasoned expert in navigating the complexities of the hospitality sector.
Ryan is a Partner & Principal of Elite Hospitality Group. Ryan is responsible for overseeing operations for Elite Hotels and developments. Ryan’s notable brand knowledge and experience with Hilton, IHG, and Marriott, complimented by a decade of sustaining Elite’s core pillars position him to lead the company’s portfolio on a path for excellence. Ryan’s expertise in revenue management and financial accounting enables him to be multi-faceted, utilizing his skill set across Elite’s current portfolio as well as new developments in the pipeline. Ryan graduated from Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business.
Brandon is our West Michigan Regional Director of Operations with Elite Hospitality Group. He has been with Elite Hospitality for 8 years & brings an extraordinary amount of experience in the hospitality industry with over 20 years of experience. Brandon started his career with Elite Hospitality Group back in 2014 in Sales and Marketing and switched over to Operations in 2017. Brandon’s responsibilities include Operations, Renovations, and Sales & Marketing. Brandon Holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. In his spare time enjoys spending time with his family, and being out on the golf course!
Hussein is a regional director of operations & development with Elite Hospitality Group. He has been with Elite for 8 years & brings an extraordinary amount of experience in the hospitality industry. He has been in hospitality management for 30+ years running hotels in Metro Detroit, Boston, MA & internationally in Dubai, London, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire & Lebanon. He has been responsible to oversee restaurants, pubs along with luxury full-service hotels. He is currently responsible for overseeing the operations at all Elite hotels as well as assisting with hotel acquisitions takeovers, hotel renovations & ground up developments. Hussein also Graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in Hospitality Management.
Lillianna is a staff accountant with Elite Hospitality Group. She has 30+ years of experience in the accounting field. She received her master’s degree in accounting from a college located in Warsaw Poland where Lilly was born and raised. In 1996 she moved to United States from Poland and earned another master’s degree in accounting from Walsh college to be compliant with US accounting requirements. Lilliana has worked for multiple CPA firms throughout her career giving her a great balance of experience working for public & private companies. Lilly has been with Elite for 5 years & continues to thrive everyday overseeing all accounting aspects of the operations across Elites portfolio.
Jasreen Hundal Sandhu
Jasreen is director of development & renovations for Elite Hospitality Group. Jas completed her Bachelor's degree in Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management from India where she was born and raised. She then moved to Toronto, Canada in 2013 where she completed post-graduation certificate in hotel, motel and restaurant management from Centennial College, School of Business. Jasreen began her career in hotels working at the Radisson hotel Toronto East as an Accounting intern leading to different departments within.She moved to the United States in 2015 and chose Michigan as her home. Jasreen has experience with all the premier hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG & Hyatt.