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Manish Atma is the president of Atma Hotel Group, Inc., a hotel management company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that currently manages seven hotel properties representing in excess of $45M in annual revenue.

Current Properties

Hampton Inn & Suites

Chapel Hill/Durham NC

Holiday Inn Express

Chapel Hill/Durham, NC

Quality Inn Chapel Hill, NC
Hampton Inn & Suites

Cashiers/Sapphire Valley, NC

Hampton Inn & Suites

Chapel Hill Carrboro, NC

Holiday Inn Charlotte

Airport Conference Center, Charlotte NC

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh

Crabtree Valley

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte Airport


Courtyard by Marriott

Mr. Atma was raised in the hotel business, learning the business first hand by working and living next to his family’s “Lion’s Inn” motel in Albemarle, North Carolina. His official career in the hotel/motel business started in 1986 with a job as manager trainee with Hospitality Concepts, Inc., a hotel development and management company located in Charlotte, NC that managed over 3,000 hotel rooms in the Southeast. After becoming a general manager of a Holiday Inn with Hospitality Concepts, Mr. Atma transitioned to JHM Hotels in 1990 where he was an area manager responsible for 6 hotels. At JHM he also served as an internal auditor for the company’s 26 hotels. In 1994, Mr. Atma left JHM to start his own company and develop the Hampton Inn in Albemarle, NC next door to the Lion’s Inn where he grew up. Since opening his first hotel in 1994, Mr. Atma has been involved in the ownership/partnership of over a dozen hotels in the Southeast.

Mr. Atma received his BA from UNC-Wilmington with a major in business management and a minor in accounting. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Family House – Chapel Hill, a non-profit that provides lodging for indigent families with members at UNC-CH hospital. He is also an active member in the University of North Carolina’s RAM’s Club. Mr Atma resides in Chapel Hill and is married and the father of one son.