Umesh Patel is a veteran in the hospitality industry with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the Texas market space. At the very early age of 18, he became responsible for the operations and growth of all his family’s hotels and has garnered over three decades of experience working within this industry.
Precisely 20 years after his family acquired the Falcon Motor Hotel in Zapata, Texas, Umesh acquired River Valley Motor Inn in La Grange, Texas following the footsteps and using the learning experience he gained from his father. This property had 126 rooms and a renovation budget of $750,000. A decade and half later, Umesh sold this hotel for a profit. Over the years, Umesh has bought and sold numerous hotels including the full-service hotel in Lufkin, Texas which he remodeled into a 210-unit hotel as Ramada Inn with renovations worth $1m turning a profit after selling.
Umesh currently owns Best Western Lockhart and Hampton Inn La Grange, both of which he developed and manages. He is also a Certified Hotel Administrator. He first became a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) in 2004. Since then, he has been recertified three times: 2009, 2014 and 2019.
Since 18, he has successfully owned, developed and managed many hospitality properties affiliated with multinational hotel brands such as Hilton, Best Western, Choice Hotels, IHG and Marriott. With 30 years of experience in the industry, Umesh brings natural insight and expertise to Kvell Hospitality Group. It’s always good to have an ace in your pocket.