Shamin Hotels Purchases Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel in Longmont

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Macie May/ Longmont Observer

Shamin Hotels, a Richmond, Virginia based company, recently purchased the Pratt Company’s hospitality campus, which includes the Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel located at 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont. Shamin owns, operates and develops hotels under the Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Starwood and Hyatt flags.

The CEO of Shamin is Neil Amin and according to his bio on Shamin’s website, Amin, “is responsible for 50 hotels owned and operated by Shamin Hotels under Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Marriott, and Hyatt brands.”

“We are very pleased to bring the Shamin Hotels to Longmont to continue the long-term
hospitality needs of the community. Mr. Amin and his organization have been
in business 31 years and include 51 hotels in their organization. Their reputation of
being a quality organization and being very committed to their communities where
they are located are well known”, said President of Plaza Hotel Corporation, Al Linton, in a press release sent to the Longmont Observer.

“Shamin Hotels is honored to become a member of the Longmont, Colorado
community and is excited to carry on the Best Western Plus’s long-standing tradition
of providing exceptional guest service. We congratulate the Pratt family and the
Plaza Hotel Corporation on a successful 36 year history and look forward to building
upon the strong foundation they have created”, said Shamin Area Manager, Sunil Patel.

The company has named Chad Hansen as the general manager for all operations in Longmont, CO.

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Macie attended the University of Oklahoma where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters with a minor in Latin. She taught Latin at a high school level for a few years before deciding to stay at home with her children. In 2014, she and her husband moved from Oklahoma to Longmont. Shortly after the move, both of her children were diagnosed with autism. She has spent the last 3 years learning the ins and outs of their autism. Learning about autism and helping others learn and understand has become one of her passions. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and playing with her children.