About Us

Pathfinder Development was founded in 2005 by Chirag Patel and Rahul Bahl with the development of a new Hampton Inn in Victoria, TX. Rahul and Chirag were High School friends who both possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a common belief that many large companies seem to lose sight of core values such as compassion, flexibility, human connection and a sincere commitment to customer satisfaction. Both felt that excessive bureaucracy and focus on short term profits at the expense of sound long term strategy and sometimes at the expense of “doing right” by customers and employees were drivers of this flawed large company culture. Rahul and Chirag sought to build a small to midsized hospitality Development and Management firm with a family like atmosphere which emphasized the importance of adhering to these core values and was committed to a pursuit of excellence in the select service/extended stay segments. Today, the company owns and/or manages 8 hotels in Texas and plans to continue to seek out opportunities for strategic growth.

Our Mission

The mission of Pathfinder Development is to provide superior hospitality products and legendary service to our valued guests by:

  • 1 Developing, acquiring, and maintaining best in class hotels
  • 2 Adhering to the "Platinum Rule" in all interactions with our valued guests, which requires us to "Do unto others as they would never have imagined!"
  • 3 Promoting a culture of trust and integrity with our guests, team members, and business partners

    Adhering to our mission will allow us to realize our vision of a firm recognized as an industry leader in providing exceptional lodging and service.

"If you can dream it, you can do it!"

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