Mr. Abid Butt has been appointed as Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts (BTHR).
BTHR is the wholly-owned hotel management
and development subsidiary of Singapore-listed Banyan Tree
Mr. Butt has a legacy of experience with Banyan Tree,
having served as the Area General Manager for the Group’s flagship resort, Banyan Tree Phuket, over ten years ago, followed by his
appointment as the first Vice President of Operations from 2000 –
2002. In this capacity, Mr. Butt oversaw operations and branding
for existing hotels and resorts and the launch of new properties.
In his most recent position, Mr. Butt was the Vice President for
Asset Management of Host Hotels & Resorts in the United States,
responsible for preserving and enhancing the value of a collection
of 15 luxury hotels.
“I am delighted to return to
the Banyan Tree family and participate in the company’s dynamic
growth and development,” said Mr. Butt. “I will be focused on
strategic initiatives for the 30 hotels in our current portfolio,
along with the successful launch of future projects around the
world. I look forward to working with our dedicated associates and
valuable partners in continuing to chart the path of BTHR’s
pre-eminence in the luxury hospitality space.”
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