Indian Immigrants

Indian Immigrants – How Indian Americans Came to Run Half of All U.S. Motels

Indian Immigrants Starting in the 1940s, Indian immigrants built a hospitality industry that their children and grandchildren have turned into an empire. Pratima Patel takes a photo of her father (at right) and his two siblings inside the Vincent Hotel as her sisters, Sita and Katki, look on. In the early 1970s their grandfather, Jayantibhai Patel, bought the hotel in …