Our President

Manish Atma is the president of Atma Hotel Group, Inc., a hotel management company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that currently manages ten properties with four under development representing in excess of $60M in annual revenue.

Mr. Atma received his BA from UNC-Wilmington with a major in business management and a minor in accounting. He resides in chapel hill and is an active member of the University of the North Carolina Rams Club. Mr Atma resides in Chapel Hill and is married and the father of one son.


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 general manager 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.