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Sukhi Rai

President | PHI Hotel Group

Sukhi Rai, President of PHI Hotel Group has always had a passion for architecture, marketing and hotel management. Sukhi began his own construction company in 2003 before diversifying into the development, ownership, and management of hotels. However, Sukhi’s greatest asset is his incredible work ethic, and he believes the first two hours of the day are the most important. With over 13 years experience, this 37-year old has channeled teamwork, passion and relentless drive to transform PHI Hotel Group from a small start-up to a multi-million dollar organization that is widely recognized in the industry and community. This passion lead to Sukhi being the recipient of the Top 40 Under Forty Business Achievement award in 2014.

Sukhi still takes the lead on all contract negotiations and is personally responsible for closing development deals that now amount to over $200 million per year. He has led with integrity and energy, all while navigating his business through some of the trickiest economic markets in recent memory. 

Sukhi’s vision is to become a noted Canadian success story. Through a strategy of reinvestment in his companies and people, he aims to become a renowned developer leading nationwide operations from his BC office. His philanthropic spirit has been recognized through official thanks from non-profit organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation.  He resides in Surrey with his wife and two children.