Entrepreneur Minute – Rita Patel, Hotel Trundle

April 9, 2024

The Who’s on the Move, Entrepreneur Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that entrepreneurs have on our communities. We will be highlighting 20 entrepreneurs in each of our markets (Columbia, Greenville and Charleston) with a short video. You will see a diverse group of entrepreneurs and we will be exploring the theme of overcoming obstacles.

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Rita Patel, Owner, Hotel Trundle

Hotel Trundle, owned by husband-and-wife team Marcus Munse and Rita Patel, opened its doors in April 2018 and is located at 1224 Taylor Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, the 41-room jewel resides inside of three historic buildings combined into one — the first of its kind in all of downtown Columbia. They have rewritten the rules of Southern hospitality with a unique blend of curated guest experiences and services, good old-fashioned thoughtfulness, and an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style.

Recently, Rita and Marcus opened a new block of rooms located on Main Street, just around the corner from the original, flagship hotel, called the Flutter Wing. It’s a very cool new space and it is where we recorded this conversation.

Rita Patel and Marcus Munse, Owners, Hotel Trundle

Below is our full conversation with Rita Patel and and Marcus Munse. You can also listen to this podcast on Apple and Spotify. Just search for the WhosOnTheMove SC podcast and please consider subscribing.