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.


With a hospitality career spanning 20 years, Deyo joined Hospitality America in 2013, demonstrating a penchant for developing talent through exemplary leadership and operational expertise. He recently served as area General Manager in Columbia, S.C., overseeing two key assets in the Hilton Columbia Center and Hampton Columbia Historic District. Additionally, Deyo served as the inaugural Chair of Hospitality America’s Leadership Council which consists of property leaders across the portfolio tasked with vetting and deploying 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 addition to serving as Chair of Hospitality America’s Leadership Council, Deyo is an active community leader, serving on the board for Friends of Fisher House, Tax A Committee of Columbia, and a member of the Columbia Vista Guild.


“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. “His contagious passion and dedication will prove invaluable to Hospitality America’s vision. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team.”


About Hospitality America

Hospitality America is a leading third-party hotel development and management company and is the preferred partner of Hilton and Marriott.  The company optimizes the hospitality experience through proprietary methodologies that align people, processes, and results, driving exceptional performance for our guests, team members, and partners.  Hospitality America’s clients include REITs, private equity firms and major developers.  Hospitality America is recognized as a winner of USA Today’s Top Workplaces 2024 award. For more information, please visit or connect with Hospitality America on LinkedIn.