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 Pride Hospitality, LLC. Names Keith Lachney
General Manager of the Year

Germantown, TN – November 2007 – In conjunction with the IHG conference in Dallas, Mr. Keith Lachney was named General Manager of the Year, for Pride Hospitality, LLC. At Pride’s annual dinner and private reception, Mr. Lachney was presented the award and cash bonus. Mr. Lachney spent most of the past year at the Comfort Suites in Baton Rouge and is currently preparing for the opening of the first 80 Suite Candlewood Suites Hotel in Louisiana, located in Lafayette. 

Mark Zipperer, President of Pride Hospitality stated, “Keith has done a great job this year, with the Comfort conversion, service scores and Candlewood work, he has been very busy.” 

Mr. Lachney has worked hard the past year helping with the conversion of a hotel in Baton Rouge. He has proven his dedication and commitment to our family of hotels. He worked hard and succeeded in increasing the ADR, Occupancy, and the Guest Service Scores in his hotel. When submitting his goals for the year 2008, one of his goals was actually to become General Manager of the Year for Pride Hospitality. He was surprised at the annual Pride Hospitality dinner when he was awarded the title for the year 2007! 

Mr. Lachney states, “First, I would like to thank my family for supporting me thru out my career and I would like to thank Pride Hospitality for believing in me. Working for a company like Pride Hospitality is an award in itself.” 

Candlewood Suites, an Intercontinental Brand, is geared towards the extended stay guest and offers such amenities as full kitchens including a dishwasher, full size refrigerator/freezer, and stovetop, a comfortable, over-stuffed recliner, TV with VCR and/or DVD player, spacious, well-lighted work area, two phone lines with voicemail, FREE high-speed Internet and local calls. 

About Pride Hospitality 
Pride Hospitality, LLC owns, manages and develops hotels throughout the United States. Pride currently manages ten hotels with three new hotels under development, including Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Harbor Winds and Candlewood Suites brands. Direct any inquiries to Pride Hospitality via the website at 


Pride Hospitality
Karen J. Berthelson

Also See: Stay Jay Hotels, LLC and Pride Hospitality Begin Construction on a 73 room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Portland, Indiana / August 2007


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