Shannon brings several years of knowledge in the Hospitality Industry to Maya Hotels. Starting her career at the Front Desk and realizing her passion was in Accounting and Finance. Being fortunate to have great mentors through the years, she is now able to share her knowledge with others.
Shannon’s responsibilities at Maya Hotels Support Center are to assist the Executive Team and Management of the hotels with daily revenue reporting and accounts payable processing. Offering guidance and assistance to ensure our processes are timer and professional.
Grace‘s hospitality career began when she joined Maya in May 2016 as the Executive Assistant to our
CFO, Brian Tapp, helping provide support in our accounting department. She came in highly motivated, enthusiastic, and ambitious. That ambition led her to her current position. joining the development team as Director of Purchasing in September 2017. Grace works closely with the Vice President. Parimal Thakor, in new development and construction and is in constant contact with our vendors to ensure they provide competitive pricing along with quality product. She helps negotiate pricing and contracts while coordinating PIP (Property Improvement Plans) at our hotels that includes tracking and reporting key functions to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. She also has the role of our Office Manager, organizing daily office operations and providing support to our leaders and team members while maximizing cost efficiency.
Prior to joining Maya, Grace worked in the Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Clinic as the Heart Failure Remote Diagnostics Coordinator at Carolinas Medical Center. She received her Bachelors in Business Administration (EBA) at Winthrop University.
TaWanda provides direction and support to our leaders and team members. Her focus is to ensure that as Maya Hotels continues to grow that our team members are happy so they can deliver an exceptional guest experience.
She began her hospitality career with Holiday Inn I-95 Fayettevllle. NC as a front desk Guest Service Representative. She has worked in multiple departments such as banquets. housekeeping. restaurant. sales so she could learn the business. During her time with Holiday Inn I-95 she was promoted to Human Resource Manager and discovered her passion was supporting the team and leaders.
As the industry grew she joined InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as Brand Service Consultant. In this role. she supported over 135 hotels. Her efforts were focused on helping hotels understand the importance of the brand culture. team member satisfaction and increasing guest service scores.
A hotelier for 35 years, Hansa brings extensive knowledge of hotel operations and accounting. As our corporate auditor, Hansa is responsible for the daily auditing of all Maya Hotels’ properties. Hansa is instrumental in implementing standard operating procedures within our family of hotels. In addition to auditing, Hansa also provides leadership to our general managers with continuing education focused on expense management at the hotel level. Hansa has a bachelor’s degree in Economics & Psychology as well as an associate’s degree in Business Management.
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George brings 40 years of accounting and ﬁnancial management to Maya Hotels. As a Certified Public Accountant and Charter Global Management Accountant he has worked in several international companies as Controller and as CFO. He has worked in Public Practice, Manufacturing, Distribution, Construction and Service industries. George obtained his Cl’A in l98l alter graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
George brings expertise in financial reporting, tax, accounting, auditing, internal controls and systems design. He is a member of the American institute of Certiﬁed Public Accountants and North Carolina Certiﬁed Public Accountants. He is also a member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor fraternity.
Phillip provides support, direction, and expertise to each of our properties every day. He works closely with our hotel management teams to ensure that our qualities and standards are being implemented.
Day to day operations in the hotel industry is the life blood of our company. With an extensive background in the hospitality industry including full-service food and beverage operations, catering and event management, and building and maintenance services, Phillip is a vital part of the Maya Hotels team. His experience includes an association with Marriot, Hilton, Choice, Accor and the Intercontinental Hotels Group. He acts as a liaison between hotel staff and the executive team and manages our human resources. Phillip leads our company to maintain high standards throughout all our properties.
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Working closely with operations executives, Brian leads the company to outstanding standards of financial management and accounting practices. As a trained CPA, Brian maintains and manages the financial and fiscal aspects of Maya Hotels.
Brian is a graduate of Kent State University and earned his CPA in 1991.He is an expert in financial reporting, accounting, auditing, and administrative tasks. Brian has established and maintains superior accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data resulting in exceptional revenue management. With an extensive background in a variety of industries, Brian provides valuable insight and leadership in economic decisions.
Focused on long-term growth, Parimal provides tactical insight and leadership in overall property management, profitability, and company standards of excellence. Parimal assists Baldev and JD with market analysis, feasibility analysis, franchise and site selection, and contract negotiations.
He works closely with the executive team to provide leadership in the design and development of each hotel. Design elements including furniture, fixtures, equipment, and supplies are also reviewed by Parimal in keeping with brand identity, function, and budget for each property. He obtained his degree from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University. His experience includes hotel operations and management at select and full service hotels as well as consulting services for appraisal and hotel brokerage firms. He is proficient at business valuations and appraisals, market impact and investment analysis, and litigation support.
JD actively pursues properties for development as well as manages the marketing, human resources, and information technology for Maya Hotels. He is designated as a Certified Hotel Administrator from the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
His expertise includes brand management, land acquisition, and strategic development. He continues to grow the Maya Hotels’ portfolio through tactical acquisitions and development of new properties. His responsibilities include coordinating property development, renovations, insurance regulations, and risk management. JD strives to build the Maya Hotels family through drive, determination, and a desire to always do better than before
A 30-year veteran of the hotel business, Baldev has extensive knowledge on what makes a hotel function like a home away from home. A natural entrepreneur, Baldev oversees our company’s overall performance through development, construction, and supervision of each property.
Focused on the guest experience on every level, Baldev provides leadership and strategy for our growing company. He believes in a hands-on-approach to hotel management which propels his vision of incremental improvements on every level. Baldev inspires a culture of giving back to the community and employs individuals with the same integrity. Under his leadership, Maya Hotels has flourished from one hotel to the multi-unit company that it is today.