Trusha Patel is a Texas-based hotelier with over two decades of hospitality experience. Born into the hospitality industry, Trusha began working with her family’s portfolio of independent hotels in the early 1990s before eventually expanding her own hotels. An entrepreneur at heart, she understands the borrowing and lending sides of real estate first hand.
In addition to her role with CrediVia, she is a featured speaker for hospitality conferences and serves as the Principal for Capital City Hospitality Group, which owns and operates several branded and independent hotels throughout Texas. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Hotel and Lodging Association and is a lifetime member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the world’s largest hotel owner’s association.
Trusha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Texas Southern University. Though she started her career as a school psychologist, she decided to go back to school in 2008 for to earn an Executive MBA from Baylor University and graduated with honors in 2010. Trusha and her husband, Hitesh (HP), have two children and reside in Austin, Texas.