In 1994, Joseph Fan started Brighton Management as a small hotel management and consulting business consisting of himself as the only employee. Brighton Management has now grown to over 3,800 employees across its portfolio of 59 properties and was ranked one of the Top-30 Hotel Management Companies in the United States by Hotel Management Magazine in 2017 & 2018.
Some of the recent awards Brighton Management has received include having the #1 Holiday Inn in North America, the #1 Ramada in North America, the #1 Sales Team for Hilton’s DoubleTree hotel brand, IHG’s highest award for guest service quality and guest satisfaction, Marriott awards for environmental and sustainable practices, Fairfield Inn & Suites award for their top performing hotels, and a first of its kind award from Marriott for having a hotel demonstrating the highest levels of bettering its community.
Joseph has taken great pride in building a philanthropic foundation to his business and has been a dedicated supporter and sponsor for many non-profit organizations including the Special Olympics, the Give Kids the World foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, the McKinley Children’s Center, the CHP 11-99 Foundation, and the American Red Cross. Brighton Management currently contributes to over 50 charitable events on an annual basis.
During the 1990’s, Joseph started as a Board Director of the Taiwanese Hotel & Motel Association of Southern California and eventually became the first 2nd-generation Taiwanese American President for the group. During his time as President he founded the Young Adults of THMASC to cultivate and inspire youth into the hospitality industry. Joseph also serves as Director of the California Lodging Industry Association, Board Member of the American Hotel Association, Board Member of the Marriott Advisory Council, and Board Member of the California State University Hospitality & Tourism Alliance Council.