In 2001, Amit Patel moved to Austin, TX, which was the foundation that formed his professional career and business ventures to come. Shortly after moving to Austin, he purchased a Mailboxes Etc., the number one franchise at the time, with two other private investors. From the experiences of owning and managing a business he forged a path into the Hospitality Industry.
In 2003, Amit came across the opportunity to reposition a financially troubled hotel. In the first year of management, he increased revenue 130%. Subsequently, he purchased the hotel from the owners and paved the way for his eventual journey into ownership of multiple hotels as well as development and management.
Amit’s journey has led him to take on new projects for highly rated hotels such as Hilton Hotels, Marriott Int., Choice Hotels, and Best Western International. Namely, at Best Western Plus Austin Airport and Home2Suites at the Austin Airport, Amit started at the very beginning from securing land near great traffic locations to negotiating with financial institutions to fund construction and development to eventually managing both properties.
Simultaneously, Amit formed a skilled development and construction team that included architects, contractors, MEP engineers and civil engineers to develop new hotel properties as well as handled stringent codes set out by the City of Austin while adhering to the Hotel Franchises’ requirements. After development, Amit started a management company that handled all operations of the hotels including human resources, accounting, payroll, operational budgeting, sales and marketing, etc.
All these ventures would not have been successful if Amit did not have passion for the Hospitality business, which is centered around customer satisfaction. Two decades later, this passion, discipline, and skill set garnered and honed at different hotels have helped mold him for his roles and responsibilities at Kvell Hospitality Group.