Bhupender "Bruce" Patel, CHA

Managing Principal

Bruce Patel founded Fusion Hospitality in 2010 as a comprehensive development, construction, and management company. Serving its guests, investors and employees, Fusion is now one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the Southeast.

Bruce grew up in the hospitality industry and began working as a maintenance engineer at a family-owned property at the age of twenty. He quickly worked through each department in the hotel and developed an affinity and understanding of hotel management. After purchasing his first hotel at the age of 23, Bruce began aggressively pursuing development deals and soon began construction on his first new build hotel in Tupelo, MS in 2008.

Bruce holds the Certified Hotel Administrator designation and is currently an approved owner/operator for the Hilton, Marriott, Choice, Wyndham, IHG and Best Western brands and has gained a reputation in the hospitality community for integrity. Bruce is a member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and a former Board member of Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau and was named among Tupelo’s Top 20 Young Professionals in 2010.