Guests have been lodging a number of complaints in recent weeks against the Ashley Hotel & Suites at 2175 Trinity Dr.
Jay Patel said he owns 20 percent of the hotel and his partners in Roshni Ventures LLC hold the remaining ownership. The partnership owns several hotels throughout New Mexico including Santa Fe and Moriarty, he said.
Patel explained during an interview from Santa Fe late Thursday that the hotel was in foreclosure when he got a call last year from a broker for GE Capital Bank in St. Louis.
“I made an offer and they accepted it and we bought the hotel in December,” Patel said. “Then we were struggling with the bank to get a loan to make the repairs,” Patel said.