About Us2017-08-03T16:39:47+00:00


Lori Patten began her hospitality career in 1983 with Hyatt Hotels, working in corporate hotel operations for 10 years, including both human resources, sales and food and beverage. She then served another amazing 13 years as a Director in Hyatt’s corporate purchasing department.

“Having the insider hotel operations experience has proved to be invaluable in Lori’s purchasing career. She is sensitive to the importance of delivering on-time and on-budget.” 

In 2005, with over 23 years’ experience in procurement and hotel operations, Lori Patten founded Patten Purchasing LLC, an FF&E and OS&E purchasing company. Since then, Patten Purchasing LLC has provided full-scale purchasing services to over 150 hotels, resorts and restaurants.

“Every size project benefits from our high-level relationships and high volume Purchasing Power with the industry’s major suppliers.”

Every owner has a vision. The designer’s role is to transform that vision into a marketable reality. OUR ROLE is to execute the owners’ vision and support the designers with sourcing and manufacturing resources, helping to create a smooth working environment throughout the entire project and keep the job running smoothly.

Lori is currently the president-emeritus of the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers, (ISHP), a national group of hospitality professionals who are dedicated to ethical procurement principles, fiduciary responsibility, development of universal product standards and the development of educational and professional values.

Lori has been a moderator at Hospitality Design (ISHP/HD) Owners Roundtable in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. By regularly attending and speaking at annual seminars and trade shows, Patten Purchasing LLC is always on top of the latest trends in the industry.

In 2009, Patten Purchasing LLC was approved as a member of WBENC, as a certified women’s business enterprise.

Patten Purchasing LLC is an Approved Procurement Company for:
o Blackstone Group
o Carlson-Rezidor Hotels

Lori Patten, Principal
ISHP President Emeritus
Patten Purchasing LLC
1905 Marketview Drive, Suite 225
Yorkville, IL 60560


Office phone: 630-385-2300
Cell phone: 630-596-7502
Email: lorip@pattenpurchasing.com