Butts elevated to VP of operations for Maya Hotels

Butts joined the company in 2007 as the GM of Holiday Inn Express in Belmont, N.C.

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Phillip Butts is now vice president of operations at Maya Hotels.

Phillip Butts has been promoted to the role of vice president of operations at Maya Hotels, which is based in Charlotte. Previously he was director of hotel operations.

In 2007, Butts joined Maya Hotels as the general manager of Holiday Inn Express in Belmont, North Carolina. He was promoted to the role of director of hotel operations in 2012. His industry knowledge, leadership, and genuine care for team members make him respected within Maya Hotels and the communities served, Maya Hotels said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Phillip’s promotion to vice president, operations,” said JD Deva and Baldev Thakor, founders of Maya Hotels. “Phillip embodies the values that define Maya Hotels and we have full confidence in his ability to lead the operations team and further elevate Maya Hotel’s vision of Happiness Through Hospitality.”

In his new role, he will lead the company’s operational efforts and quality control. Butts said he was excited for the new role.

“Together with our talented team, we will continue to build on our success and elevate our commitment to providing unparalleled service to our guests, employees, and stakeholders,” said Butts.

In March, Maya Hotels acquired two Hampton Inn hotels in North Carolina and South Carolina, totaling 210 guest rooms. These acquisitions represent Maya Hotels’ second and third within the last six months.