Mohan Koka

Board Member

Mohan Koka was appointed to the MBVCA in May 2024 and is currently the General Manager at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach. With over 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mohan has held numerous department head and executive leadership positions. Prior to joining Kimpton, Mohan had an extensive career with Loews Hotels & Resorts, starting at the dynamic Loews Miami Beach Hotel, followed by the market-leading Loews Atlanta Hotel, and the charming Loews New Orleans Hotel.

While in Miami, Mohan began in a sales role and quickly made a mark with his dedication and skill. Advancing through the sales organization, he embraced opportunities to understand various market segments deeply. Selected for the prestigious Loews Leadership Development Program, Mohan transitioned into roles in Housekeeping and Front Office, where he played a key role in supporting a significant room renovation project and enhancing guest experiences.

In Atlanta, Mohan worked closely with the GM, taking on responsibilities during a transitional period. He focused on improving the hotel's online reputation, fostering a culture of excellence, and driving initiatives that enhanced guest satisfaction. His leadership contributed to the hotel's recognition and numerous accolades.

As General Manager at Loews New Orleans Hotel, Mohan led efforts to transform the employee culture, resulting in more engaged and motivated staff. He collaborated with Sales, Marketing, and Revenue teams to boost the hotel's performance and online presence. Mohan's involvement in the community included serving on several boards, where he contributed to the local tourism and hospitality landscape.

Returning to Miami in 2018, Mohan found a perfect fit with Kimpton Hotels. He built a strong leadership team, focusing on improving hotel performance and guest experiences. Under his guidance, the hotel navigated through the challenges of the pandemic and emerged stronger, continuing on a trajectory of excellence. Mohan currently serves on the board of the FRLA's Miami chapter.

Fluent in six languages, Mohan enjoys yoga, biking, cooking, and spending time with his family. His leadership style is characterized by motivation, results-driven accountability, and a deep commitment to enhancing the guest experience.

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