September 16, 2019

Hitesh Patel Joins Curve Hospitality

Curve Hospitality is pleased to announce today the addition of Hitesh Patel as Chief Operating Officer. Patel brings more than 20 years of hospitality expertise to his role, tasked with further growing the company’s key partnerships while also providing strategic guidance to all departments at Curve Hospitality. At Curve Hospitality, we combine creative design solutions with our ability to manufacture and deliver hotel furnishings. Our experienced hospitality interior design team works closely with clients to turn their vision into a memorable guest experience. As a leading manufacturer of hospitality furnishings, our buying power, and expertise translate into competitive pricing to our clients. Hitesh Patel is an Austin, Texas-based hotelier and community leader with a strong entrepreneurial background. Hitesh is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a BBA. In 1998, he launched his hospitality career with the construction of a Microtel Inn in Stafford, Texas. In the years that followed, Hitesh added branded properties like Best Western, Choice, IHG, and Wyndham to his portfolio. Today, Hitesh is the President of Capital City Hospitality Group, hotel asset company in Austin, TX. He holds several leadership positions within the hotel industry, including a place on both the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association and the Hospitality Technology Strategic Council Boards of Directors; an appointment to the Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Task Force; and an IHG Owners Association & Choice Hotel Owners Council Member. Hitesh has been a member of AAHOA, the voice of America’s hotel owners, since 2004 and began his service on the AAHOA Board of Directors in 2010, when he was elected Director at Large. He subsequently won the AAHOA Award of Excellence for his work in supporting the association’s educational initiatives in 2011.  Hitesh was elected in 2015 as the AAHOA Secretary and then became the Chairman of the world’s largest hotel owner’s association in 2018. During his Chairmanship, he launched AAHOA Hotel Owners Academy in 2018 and made combating Human Trafficking a top priority for the association and the hotel industry. Hitesh currently resides in Austin with his wife, Trusha, and their two children, Kylissa and Khaleal.
August 23, 2019

Your Life Design

We have put together a series about each of our designers called, "Your LifeDesign" As a play on 'lifestyle,' we wanted to dive into what inspires them, how their past shapes them, and what makes them creative. Since they spend their days designing for our clients, we wanted to share something special about each of them with you.
August 2, 2019

IHG Design Immersion

Melanie Janssen, Leena Nacy, and Archita Patel attended the IHG Design Immersion in Atlanta, GA in July. Part of becoming an Approved Designer for IHG properties was to attend the conference. After two long days of presentations, professional networking and model room tours, they returned back to Texas full of knowledge to share with the team. The IGH Headquarters had a grand living wall in their lobby - the ladies decided to capture some of the fun here.
May 10, 2019

Project Runway Competition

The Curve Team "Dream Team", Leena, Robbie, Maria, Melanie, and Fatemah were excited to participate in the 2019 IIDA Product Runway this year! The theme was "HOU I Love You," and our assigned Houston landmark was the Wells Fargo Plaza, in downtown Houston. Our five-person team spent numerous days after hours to make sure Curve was represented. The entire garment was made by hand and it was A LOT of hard work! We were thrilled with the final result and we can not wait to participate next year. Thank you to our helpful vendors: Abit Laminati, CRG and the Houston Furniture Bank