A little bit about me

Passionate Nature Lover, Social Worker, Economist, Political Figure and a Strong Peace Lover.


Welcome to the site of C K. Patel, popularly known as “CK”, who is a visionary beacon, a socio-political powerhouse and a hotel magnate in the US. He was born and brought up in India but moved to the United States in 1974 to do his MBA in Industrial Management. While doing his studies in the US, he developed a keen interest in the hospitality business and ended up being a hotel tycoon who has made millions in the business. He is recognized as a highly successful and widely respected hotelier having built, owned and operated several hotels in California including an acclaimed Hilton Hotel Resort in upscale Dana Point which leading Indian publication and media has hailed as the first ever Hilton built by any Indian anywhere in the world. Henceforth, many hotels were built in the posh areas of Los Angeles like Beverly Hills near world famous Rodeo Drive, serene Spanish village San Clemente and The Surf City, Huntington Beach.

Glimpse of CK's Life


CK has also organized many welcome receptions for…


At the national level, currently, he is President of NFIA (National Federation…


Besides owning hotels and real estate businesses, CK…


C K Patel has been awarded a lot…

My mission and vision

Very passionate about contributing towards bringing peace among the communities. He is
an ardent follower of Gandhian philosophy and strongly believes that non-violent way of life is the only solution going forward to bring eternal peace on earth.


At the national level, currently, he is President of NFIA (National Federation of Indian-American Associations). NFIA is an umbrella organization of over 250 Indian associations representing more than 2.7 million Indian Americans.


He was invited to one of the most spectacular patriotic events ever held in Washington D.C.; “The 1993 Presidents’ Dinner: a Salute to Republican Presidents”. This dinner was hosted to honor George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixonin celebration of the vision, leadership and courage of these four of the greatest Presidents of the United States.

Nature Lover

CK strongly feels for Mother Nature also. He has a deep concern about global warming issue and wants to contribute his part towards worldwide efforts of restoring the earth’s climate and preserving our natural resources. He recently formed Greenport Energy Park (GEP), LLC for the purchase of a 1,309 acres waterfront industrial park site which is located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Region of California, less than 12 nautical miles from the world famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Foreign policy

CK is the recipient of much coveted Republican Presidential Award and he is also listed in the Who’s Who of the Republican Party. He is perhaps the only Indian in the US to have been invited to the Presidential Inaugurations of the last four Presidents in the recent history.


CK has been invited as a guest speaker in the prestigious Ahmadabad Management Association (AMA) and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce in India; and many other such associations in the US as well. He also plays a major role in helping the young generation to get education.


CK has also organized many welcome receptions for Indian politicians and dignitaries such as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sushma Swaraj, L.K. Advani, I.K. Gujral, former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Narendra Modi, Indian Overseas Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, Amar Singh and many others. He has also arranged a luncheon for India Caucus in the White House during Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s visit to the USA along with Dr. Manmohan Singh and Natwar Singh in July 2001, before Dr. Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister of India.

Some of my achievement

Press release

CK has been in media because of his social work and his good deeds and his continuous efforts for the betterment of Indo-american communities. He has also done a lot of socio-political activities

President of NFIA

President of NFIA

C K Patel has been recognized as President of NFIA (National Federation of Indian-American Associations)

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