Meet the Team
The team at Lexington Hospitality is a highly driven hospitality management group that believes that team management, industry knowledge and experience, as well as dedication are key factors for running a successful hotel property management business. Discover our team below and read about the extensive experience and skills that make Lexington Hospitality stand out among other hotel management groups.
Chief Executive Officer
Ajay Champaneri has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years and is involved in all aspects in the growth of Lexington Hospitality. Ajay is responsible for the overall growth and financial position of the company, including asset and debt management of the portfolio and being in charge of financing and equity for all future developments. Ajay also has an extensive work history within the construction and renovation sectors.
Chief Development Officer and COO
Raj Champaneri offers over 20 years of experience in team management and hotel leadership. Raj is involved in acquisitions, development and operations of properties. He prides himself in strong leadership that drives high levels of guest satisfaction and the successful development of team leaders with a strong sense of culture. Raj has developed strong relationships with local owners, brokers and financial institutions.
Founder and Principal
Al Champaneri, our Founder and Principal, is a veteran in the hotel industry with 40-plus years of experience in hotel operations. Al continues to guide and advise the team on future investments and developments.
Co-Founder and Principal
Nash Champaneri plays an active role in design, construction management and finance. Nash has been involved in all facets of hotel operations and he also handles all renovations and property investment plans (PIPs) mandated by brand.
Chief Marketing officer
Jennifer Bolling started her career in restaurant management in 2004. As a co-founder in brand, and operations management, she was proud to be part of the startup and executive developing team of a new build restaurant. That experience sparked her interest in marketing, branding, and operations. Jennifer’s background includes: Sales & Marketing: DOS-Hampton Inn, former Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Starwood which included a complete renovation and rebranding of a historic building into an independent meeting and event space, AGM/GM Starwood. Jennifer has also worked dedicated market segmentations for Corporate and Association clients. Jennifer’s drive to see property success and her ability mentor her teammates to help them reach their independent goals has allowed her to continue to meet her accomplishments in the hospitality industry as a great leader.
Jodi Corp started her career in the hospitality industry from a young age working at the Front Desk. Bringing over 15 years of experience she has worked from entry-level starter positions all the way to General Management. Her experiences includes Hotel Operations, Guest Services, Sales, Marketing, Event Planning, Revenue Management, and Food & Beverage. Jodi brings knowledge from IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, and Wyndham properties. She has opened 2 new hotel properties and brand changed 1 property during her career. Jodi prides herself on being a committed, caring, and positive leader for her team members and the hotel.
She strives to be the #1 hotel choice that provides True Hospitality for all in Columbia.
Curtis Steffey has been in the hospitality/customer service industry for over 20 years and offers 15 years of hotel leadership. He prides himself in high guest satisfaction scores and being part of an award-winning hotel team. Curtis has a proven track record of driving revenue and reaching ADR and RevPAR goals.