Ishwar Naran served as the 2021 Board Chairman of the Best Western® Hotels and Resorts Board of Directors. Mr. Naran, President and CEO of Premier Resorts and Management was first elected to the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board of Directors to represent members in Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Puerto Rico. Mr. Naran has more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, having developed, acquired and managed over 30 hotels throughout his career.
Mr. Naran owns three Best Western properties – the Best Western Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, Florida; Best Western Plus® Daytona Inn Seabreeze Oceanfront in Daytona Beach, Florida; and the Best Western Plus Columbia North East in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been a member of Best Western for 16 years, serving on numerous advisory committees within the organization prior to being elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Naran is currently a member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Daytona Beach Shores Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Mr. Naran is a current member and former Board of Director for the Hotel-Motel Association and was a former President and founder of the Indian Association of Greater Daytona Beach.
Mr. Naran earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya in India.