Hospitality America promotes new corporate director of operations

Hospitality America has promoted Justin Deyo to corporate director of operations under the leadership of vice president of operations Frank Cook. Deyo’s addition to the Hospitality America leadership team aims to put a focus on mentoring and developing hotel leaders, driving the organization’s performance standards and providing strategic support for renovations and new hotel openings. 

Deyo joined Hospitality America in 2013 and most recently was area general manager in Columbia, S.C., overseeing two key assets in the Hilton Columbia Center and Hampton Columbia Historic District. Deyo also was the inaugural chair of Hospitality America’s Leadership Council, which consists of property leaders across the portfolio who vet and deploy new processes and procedures. 

“I’m humbled to join an already impressive leadership team and looking forward to elevating our property leaders to another level of excellence,” Deyo said in a statement. 

“Under Justin’s exceptional leadership, two of our top-performing assets have not only thrived through three multimillion-dollar renovations over the past five years but have consistently remained at the pinnacle of their competitive sets,” said Leigh Holloway, chief strategy officer at Hospitality America. “His contagious passion and dedication will prove invaluable to Hospitality America’s vision. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team.”