David Phillips

David Phillips

Daniels Alumnus, BSBA 1979 | Senior VP Operations—Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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Biography at a Glance

David Phillips is senior vice president of operations and a member of the leadership committee of the Americas at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Since joining Hyatt in 1979, Phillips has held numerous management positions within the company, including general manager of Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Grand Hyatt New York, and Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa; and most recently, vice president and managing director of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa. He began his career with Hyatt as a corporate trainee at the Hyatt Regency Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina.

Phillips served as vice chair of the San Antonio Tourism Council and was a member of the Greater San Antonio Hotel and Motel Association. He served on the Executive Committee of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Phillips holds a BSBA in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.