Mr. Abid BUTT

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Abid Butt assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts in April 2012, marking a return to the luxury hospitality group after first joining the company over a decade ago.

Prior to his current role, he was the Vice President for Asset Management of Host Hotels & Resorts in the United States, where he oversaw the preservation and asset enhancement of a collection of hotels. He has also been affiliated with Sheraton Corporation and Benchmark Hospitality International during his hospitality career.

Abid has been involved with many hotel openings, renovations and repositioning projects, along with working with a team to facilitate the launch of two lodging brands – Angsana Hotels & Resorts and Four Points Hotels.

He initially joined Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts as 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.