Anil Valbh founded and over the years transformed the AVISTA companies to where it stands today. Since arriving from India in 1978, he began in the industry with his first acquisition of an 18-unit hotel in California and has created and nurtured AVISTA with a portfolio presently valued over $100 Million. Over the years, Avista has owned, managed and developed over 65 hotels.
Over the past 35 years, Anil has developed an impeccable record in the hospitality industry. His name is well-recognized today by many lending institutions, hotel franchises, companies and fellow hoteliers. He was recognized by Choice Hotels International as one of their most innovative and successful franchisees. Anil was recognized as America’s Leading Top Twenty-Five Asian-Indian American Business Person. Anil and Avista were placed in the top half of the “Top 100 Owner/Developers” by “Hotel Business”, a semi-monthly lodging industry newspaper published in New York. He was also a finalist in the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award. In 2010, Anil received his Executive MBA from the prestigious Harvard Business School (OPM).
In addition to his active business life, Anil devotes time to his family, a primary focus in his life. Anil is also involved in many community activities. As a man who holds key positions of responsibility in business, family and community, Anil places the utmost importance on having total commitment to excellence in everything he does.