MAYA HOTELS MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST GROUND-UP HOTEL

MAYA HOTELS RECENTLY celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first ground-up hotel, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belmont in Belmont, North Carolina. The
event marked the hotel’s evolution from a 65-room establishment in 1999 to a modern 92-key hotel, while showcasing original site plans, franchise approval letters,
snapshots from the 1999 grand opening and earned awards over the years.

IHG Hotels & Resorts representative Jason Miller, local government officials, along with associates, community members, vendors and investors attended the event.

“We came to the United States with nothing, but we knew one thing – this is the land of opportunity,” said Baldev Thakor, Maya Hotels’ cofounder.

“We knew we wanted to build a Holiday Inn Express in this community and we knew there were many guests not being served,” J.D. Deva, Maya Hotels cofounder, said.
“Here we are, 25 years later, and it has been a remarkable journey.”