News for the Hospitality Executive
Hospitality Veteran Forms New Company
to Focus on Management, E-Marketing
and Four Diamond Training for Small, Upscale Hotels and Inns
Charleston, SC--October 4, 2007 --- David Kalik, CHA, formerly President of Charlestown Management Hotels, Inc. has formed Kalik Hospitality, LLC to specialize in management and consulting for small, upscale independent and franchised hotels and Inns.
Kalik, who left Charlestown Management after more than 17 years as its President managed eighteen hotels and has experience as an operator, developer, owner and marketer. Kalik developed seven hotels during that time and has managed properties representing most of the major franchise brands.
"There is a real need in the hotel industry for management and consulting in the niche of small upscale hotels" according to Kalik. "There are many really good operators out there, but very few specialize in smaller, independent, four diamond hotels. I have a special place in my heart for helping those assets to succeed beyond their owners expectations."
Kalik has a successful background working with small, independent upscale hotels. Inns he operated include The French Quarter Inn, The HarbourView Inn, The Planters Inn, The Andrew Pinckney Inn, The Shem Creek Inn, The Seaside Inn and the Elliott House Inn.
Kalik Hospitality, LLC, currently operates The Middlebury Inn, a 75 room upscale historic Vermont Inn, The Berkeley Hotel, a 55 room Four-Diamond Virginia hotel, and consults for two small independent luxury Inns and one large independent new hotel development in Charleston, SC. He is also currently on the development team of a 100 room franchised hotel in the Charleston, SC area.
Properties Kalik has managed have won awards that include; the number one rated hotel in America according to Tripadvisor.com (2005), a Top Ten Hotel in the USA according to Expedia.com (2005), a Top 100 hotel according to Conde Nast magazine (2005), multiple AAA four diamond award winners, Hotel of the Year by Howard Johnson (2003 and 2005), Lighthouse Award Winner by Hampton Inn (2004) and Newcomer of the Year Award from Holiday Inn (1996).
"Beyond the need owners have for management of their upscale small hotel assets, these properties need significant assistance with marketing and especially E-marketing" according to Kalik. "These inns and hotels can't rely on the direction of a franchise organization and often need help increasing revenues, especially through their sales efforts and improved Internet and TPI presence."
Another area of concentration for Kalik Hospitality, LLC is in training. "Training is an area mostly ignored by small upscale hotels, and yet it is the key factor that differentiates them from their larger competitors" says Kalik. "At Kalik Hospitality, one goal we have is to assist small, upscale assets to re-focus on Four Diamond training and keep that training going consistently." Currently Kalik Hospitality, LLC is engaged in developing a unique training program for an award winning, four diamond Relais & Chateaux member Inn and for a large independent convention hotel.
Kalik Hospitality, LLC
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