Our Leadership

Leaders in Hotel Management and Development

Middletown Hotel Management’s keen leadership has resulted in our hotels achieving multiple awards, including the prestigious Torchbearer, Quality Excellence and Newcomer awards from Intercontinental Hotel Group, among others. Our properties continue to rank in the top tier of their respective brands and have been recognized consistently by TripAdvisor for service excellence.


Har S. Bhatnagar

President & CEO

Har Bhatnagar currently serves as president and CEO of Middletown Hotel Management Company, Inc., providing vision and setting strategy for Middletown’s overall performance and growth. He began his hotel management career in 1983, balancing this new interest with a full-time engineering position at General Electric in Fort Wayne, Ind. Prior to General Electric, he worked at Franklin Electric and McLain Engineering laboratory.

In 1989, Har established Middletown Hotel Management as his portfolio began to grow. After five successful years of additional hotel investments, Har retired from General Electric in 1994 to devote himself full time to his new business.

With nearly 30 years in the engineering industry before retiring from General Electric, Har has brought a unique perspective to hotel management and development. His strong analytical skills, attention to detail and logical approach have combined to advance Middletown Hotel Management to its current leadership position in the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus regional market.

Har holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Banaras Hindu University.

Bob Ritter, CHA

Vice President, Operations

Bob Ritter joined Middletown Hotel Management in 1997, previously serving as general manager for the Fairborn, Ohio, Holiday Inn. He possesses more than 30 years of experience in both the restaurant and hotel industry.

His operational experience covers all disciplines of the hotel industry, including food and beverage, and features numerous management positions with such brands as Hilton Hotels and IHG. As IHG’s director of operations for the Indiana-Ohio region, he held responsibility for overseeing the daily operations of multiple IGH -branded properties.

Bob continues to participate in the growth of Middletown Hotel Management’s footprint within the hotel industry. He is involved with new build hotel projects, working hand in hand with investors, architects and general contractors to ensure the successful launch of new properties. He currently oversees the overall operation for full service and focus service properties, including Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Fairfield Inn properties within the Middletown Hotel Management portfolio.

Bob holds a hospitality management degree from American Educational Institute.