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Azim F. Saju, Esq.

Azim Saju is the CEO & President for HDG Hotels. HDG Hotels is a hotel management and development company which owns and operates a portfolio of hotels throughout Central and North Central Florida. HDG has a strong culture whose vision is to positively impact the world around us and whose mission is brilliance in the basics of Hospitality.

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. Academically, 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.

Azim has been a member of the Choice Hotels Owners’ Council (CHOC) for over ten years and served as CHOC Chairperson for three years.  Azim also serves as the Vice Chairperson on the IFA’s Franchisee Forum. 

Azim’s leadership and service in the hospitality industry has been recognized with such awards as the CHOC Gene Ammons’ Award and Choice Hotels International’s Premier Alliance Awards.  He has also written articles on such issues as Mentorship and Joint Employer.