Martin PatelOriginally from the United Kingdom, Martin now calls Slidell home. The close proximity to New Orleans and the culture it provides combined with the small town quality of life of Slidell offers made this the ideal place for his family to put down roots over 12 years ago.

He is the general manager for the Best Western Plus Slidell Inn. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester and has been in the hotel industry for 16 years. Prior to becoming a part of the Best Western family, he also worked with the Hilton brand. He continues to work diligently in the culmination of a robust tourism industry for St. Tammany Parish. He is the proud father of two young children.

Appointed by the St. Tammany Hotel/Motel Association; exp. September, 2019