March 17, 2015


For Immediate Release

CÚline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Super 8 New Iberia under New Ownership  

Ishan Patel Super 8

NEW IBERIA, La. --- Ishan Patel, Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia's new owner and general manager, is looking for a sales director.


Patel's family is renovating the whole property off Highway 14 in New Iberia, which includes two lodging facilities, Super 8 and Golden Oak Extended Stay; a bar, the Camp Lounge; and El Chile Verde Mexican Grill. Patel expects the work to be finished by mid-April.


Golden Oak Extended Stay will open in May with 50 studios featuring a kitchenette and 48-inch TV. The new owners are also revamping the 3,375 sq. ft. meeting/banquet room at El Chile Verde, which can accommodate up to 150 people. Patel said the hotel has not been renovated since the 1980s. 


The Patel's own several hotels, including America's Best Value Inn in Lake Charles, La., Motel 6 in Leesville, La., and Holiday Inn Express in San Antonio, Texas.


For more information or to apply for the sales director position, contact Patel at or 337-364-3030.



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit 

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