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The Aloft Santa Clara appoints new General Manager and Director of Sales

Khushnum Modi, Director of Sales (left) Tyler John, General Manager.

Two industry veterans to lead HRI Lodging’s first hotel in Silicon Valley.

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The Aloft Santa Clara, HRI Lodging’s first hotel in Silicon Valley, has announced the appointment of Tyler John to General Manager and Khushnum Modi to Director of Sales.

The 175-room Aloft Santa Clara, located in the bustling technology hub of California’s Silicon Valley, features an outdoor splash pool, a 24-hour re-charge gym, re:fuel at Aloft, a one-stop gourmet grab-and-go food and beverage area, 1,980 square feet of flexible meeting space plus an outdoor deck, and the brand’s signature W XYZ bar.

As General Manager, Tyler John brings his diverse experience across all facets of hotel operations to the Aloft Santa Clara. Most recently, John served as General Manager of The Last Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional experience includes Area General Manager for The Lodge at Tiburon and Toll House Hotel, Director of F&B at Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Martha’s Vineyard and Regional Director of Food & Beverage for HRI Lodging, overseeing several properties within the HRIL portfolio.

Khushnum Modi joins HRI Lodging and the Aloft Santa Clara from the Marriott Fremont, CA where she served as the Assistant Director of Sales and Business Development for the last three years. With an extensive tenure living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Modi also spent several years as Senior Manager, Convention Sales, with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as Sales Manager at the Fairmont San Jose and several years in sales with Hilton. As an involved member of her community, Modi has served on the Fremont Chamber of Commerce as a Board Director for the last two years.

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