Hotel Equities Breaks Ground on Residence Inn Lake Charles, LA
Mrs. Evette Gradney, of LA Creole Hospitality, welcomed guests to the groundbreaking event. After the invocation by Evangelist Kerry Bueche, Mrs. Gadney introduced the following distinguished speakers: Stuart Weatherford, City of Lake Charles Councilman, district E; John F. Biagas, of LA Creole Hospitality, Fred Cerrone, Chairman and CEO of Hotel Equities; Shelley Johnson, Executive Director, LC/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau; Avon Knowlton, Executive Vice President, SWLA Economic Development Alliance; and Randy Roach, City of Lake Charles Mayor.
Other elected officials, members of the Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau also attended. Following the program, guests witnessed a ceremonial groundbreaking in the lot adjacent to the SpringHill Suites hotel.
"Hotel Equities has proved to be an excellent partner in both development and third party hospitality management," said John F. Biagas, Managing Member of LA Creole Hospitality 1 and BDK Associates, owner of both the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and the Residence Inn by Marriott in Lake Charles. "We are proud to partner with them on another outstanding project and look forward to many more."
The Residence Inn Lake Charles will include studio rooms as well as one and two-bedroom suites. Guest may enjoy a food and beverage market, guest laundry, board room, exercise room and an outdoor pool & spa. The rooms feature an efficient full kitchen, a large one-compartment bathroom with walk-in shower, a comfortable work or relax sitting area and a desk area with room to spread out and work in comfort.
"We are proud to bring an upscale, extended stay hotel to Lake Charles," said owner Mrs. Evette Gadney, member of LA Creole Hospitality, owner of the hotel. "Coupled with a hot breakfast, free WI-FI, and other amenities, this new hotel will give our guests the ability to thrive during long stays as never before!"
Margaret M. Jones
Dir. of Public Relations
Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-service hotel ownership, management and development firm operating more than 100 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.