Hitesh “H.P.” Patel

Hitesh “H.P.” Patel is the new chief operating officer for Curve Hospitality. Patel is the immediate past chairman of AAHOA.

Patel also is the president of Austin, Texas-based hotel asset company Capital City Hospitality Group. He is a member of the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association and the Hospitality Technology Strategic Council Boards of Directors as well as the Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Task Force and an IHG Owners Association & Choice Hotel Owners Council.

Patel joined AAHOA in 2004 and was elected to the AAHOA board of directors as director at large in 2010. He became the chairman in 2018 and was succeeded by the association’s first Chairwoman Jagruti Panwala.

Houston-based Curve Hospitality is a hotel interior design company.

AAHOA recently undertook its fifth Legislative Action Summit in Washington, D.C.