Chief Executive Officer
Azim Saju is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ARK Hospitality.
Azim holds an economics degree from Davidson College and a law degree from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida College of Law, Azim’s notable achievement was serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Journal of International Law. Prior to joining HDG Hotels, Azim Saju practiced law as a trial lawyer for over 9 years. He is a member of the Florida Bar and Federal Bar. Azim primarily practiced in the areas of employment law and civil rights cases.
Azim has been a member of the Choice Hotels Owners’ Council (CHOC) for over a
decade. In this capacity, he has served as the Director of the Florida Region and has also led various committees within CHOC, such as Sleep Inn, Quality Inn and Fair Franchising. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman of CHOC.
In 2018 he was awarded the prestigious Gene Ammons Service Award for his leadership and service to CHOC and he is also the recipient of CHOC’s Premier Alliance Award.