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Hotel Equities Names Kevin Butler as General Manager for the 108-room
SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Atlanta, GA (March 24, 2012) Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) (www.hotelequities.com) recently named Kevin Butler the General Manager for the 108-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lake Charles, LA.  Mr. Butler has responsibility for overseeing all facets of the hotel’s operations including hiring associates, meeting budget goals and leading the team to deliver excellent results.  He also leads the hotel’s efforts to get involved and give back to the community.

Located at 1551 West Prien Lake Road, the hotel is just minutes from downtown Lake Charles.

“Kevin knows the SpringHill Suites brand and he brings a wealth of additional industry experience, leadership skills and dedication to his position at our hotel,” said Brad Rahinsky, Vice President of Operations for HE. “Our guests will benefit from his attention to detail and warm hospitality.”

With more than 20 years in hospitality, Mr. Butler came to Lake Charles from Kayenta, Arizona where he served as General Manager of a Hampton Inn.  Previous positions in the industry include General Manager of the SpringHill Suites Chandler, Arizona and Area Operations Manager for the Extended Stay Hotels in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Butler attended Western Michigan University and the University of South Carolina.  In his free time, he enjoys RV-ing and classes in flight simulation in preparation for obtaining s pilot’s license.  He and his wife Christine are the parents of a teenage daughter named Mariah.

About Hotel Equities

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO. HE presently has more than 40 properties in its portfolio. For more information, visit www.hotelequities.com.

Contact:

Margaret M. Jones
Dir. of Public Relations
mjones@hotelequities.com
770.934.2170

Andrew Pace
Vice President of Development
apace@hotelequities.com
678.578.4444, x 23

Angela Raub
Vice President of Business Development
araub@hotelequities.com
678.578.4444, x 16


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