Founder in Voorhees, NJ, USA
Founder of Delaware Hotel Group, Mike Khatiwala has amassed a lifetime of hands-on experience within the world of entrepreneurship and the hospitality industry. In 1982, his family purchased their first hotel in West Atlantic City, going on to create a successful career as hotel property owners and managers. Learning much about the hospitality industry from them, as well as the qualities it takes to build a successful business, Mike started his own company at the young age of 19.
Years later, in 2001, he acquired his first hotel and founded Delaware Hotel Group. Since then, Mike Khatiwala has built the company into a booming business and owns eight hotels located across three states. He has won multiple industry awards and is proud that his company is recognized for their immaculate customer service and organizational skills.
Outside of work, Mike Khatiwala is passionate about giving back to those around him—including people in and out of his personal and professional network. Many people in his life would not hesitate to describe him as a giving and helpful person that does his best to help others succeed. He is involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations such as Autism Speaks, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Indian Temple Association, Toys for Tots, and NPR, among others. In his free time, he can be found fishing, as well as playing or watching his favorite sport, basketball.
In his free time, Mike finds catharsis in fishing or staying physically active through playing basketball. A big fan of the sport, he also enjoys catching the latest game and cheering on his favorite team.