Industry Update
Appointment28 May 2019

Drew Salapka

Promoted Senior VP of Operations
At Hotel Equities Group, LLC in Atlanta - GA, USA

 Drew SalapkaIn his new role, Drew will lead the firm's growing portfolio of owned/managed hotels. Drew most recently served as senior vice president of revenue generation for HE. He joined HE in 1999 as a summer intern and earned the position of bench manager, covering various operational positions at several of the company's hotels. While serving as general manager for the TownePlace Suites Kennesaw, Marriott International recognized him as General Manager of the Year for the brand. In 2006, Drew was appointed as the firm's first revenue manager and, in 2008, the company promoted him to full-time director of revenue generation. Drew is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.B.A. in Business Management. Cesar graduated from Washington State University and Cesar Ritz College in Brig, Switzerland (B.A. and a Swiss Higher Diploma under an accelerated program).

Hotel Equities Group, LLC

Hotel Equities is a full-service hotel development and management company. We collaborate with brand representatives, institutional investors, high net-worth individuals and joint venture partners to build and grow world-class hotels.
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