Swathi Narra is an entrepreneur, lawyer, investor, creative, mentor, and connector. Currently focused on hospitality and commercial real estate, she is also an owner/developer of three hotels specializing in business travel. Swathi began her career in the music industry as the chief of staff to Sean “P.Diddy” Combs where she assisted in the strategic planning and coordination of cross-promotional opportunities within Sean Combs’ music, fashion, film, and restaurant entities. She later obtained her J.D. with a focus in entertainment law. Following her legal education and admission to the Bar, Swathi co-founded Luxemi in 2010, a pioneering e-commerce start-up in the fashion rental space, where she led marketing and operations and managed a multi-continent supply chain, while also serving as in-house counsel for six years. She is based in New Orleans and now invests her time and experience in a variety of a hospitality-centric projects in her home state of Louisiana.
Swathi has been featured in numerous business and lifestyle publications including Tech Crunch, Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Times of India, Washington Post, Chicago Magazine, Refinery29, Luxe Interiors, Harper's Bazaar India, Town & Country, & Apartment Therapy.
Swathi graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Business Administration and J. D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.