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Atlanta, GA and Lake Charles, LA–May 17, 2016– Atlanta-based Hotel Equities recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration for the Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Charles.  Hotel Equities is the management company for the hotel that is owned by the Lake Charles-based BDK Associates. Brandon Heidkamp serves as the General Manager with Melissa Nash as the Director of Sales.

The 96-room hotel stands at 1601 West Prient Lake Road in Lake Charles, LA directly beside the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, also managed by Hotel Equities and owned by BDK Associates. 

“We are excited to add the Residence Inn, another premium Marriott brand hotel, to the dynamic, growing Lake Charles market with its mix of businesses, events and attractions that continue to draw guests year-round,” said Joe Reardon, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and business Development for Hotel Equities.  “We are very pleased to continue our strategic partnership with the Biagas family in building and operating another successful hotel.”

Dignitaries present at the event included (L-R) Herbert (Bert) V. Kelley, owner; Mark L. Biagas, owner; Dr. Alvin Schexnider, owner; Jack Ezzell, owner; William (Bill) Grace, owner; Randy J. Biagas, owner; Brandon Heidkamp. General Manager; Evette B. Gradney, owner; and John F. Biagas, owner and managing member of BDK Associates.  Elizabeth Derby, Vice President of Talent and Performance Excellence, and Drew Salapka, Vice President of Sales and Revenue Generation, represented Hotel Equities.

About Hotel Equities

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-service hotel ownership, management and development firm operating more than 95 hotels throughout North America.  Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Brad Rahinsky serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. For more information, visit www.hotelequities.com.  

Contact: Margaret M. Jones, Director of Public Relations

770.934.2170

Contact: Brad Rahinsky, President and Chief Operating Officer

678.578.4444, x 22

Contact: Joe Reardon, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

678.578.4444, x 23

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