Promoted Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation
At Hotel Equities Group, LLC in Atlanta – GA, USA
Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) recently promoted Drew Salapka to the position of Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation. Since 2014, Mr. Salapka has served as the Vice President of Sales and Revenue Generation. Working with the firm’s regional directors of both sales and revenue management, Mr. Salapka has developed strong teams to drive continued success.
Beginning his hospitality career at the age of 15, Mr. Salapka worked in the laundry room at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Alpharetta, Georgia while he was still in high school. Before his senior year in college, Mr. Salapka joined Hotel Equities in 1999 as a summer intern at the Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott Atlanta/Perimeter Center. After graduation, he moved quickly to the position of Bench Manager, covering various positions at several of the company’s hotels. He served as Operations Manager at the Fairfield Inn Atlanta/Midtown before his promotion in 2000 to General Manager at the Fairfield Inn Suites in Macon, Georgia where he served until 2004.
At that time, the company promoted Mr. Salapka to manage the TownePlace Suites Kennesaw where he also served as the TownePlace Suites Brand Manager for Hotel Equities. Marriott later named him General Manager of the Year for the brand. In 2006, Mr. Salapka added the challenge and responsibilities of the firm’s first Revenue Manager. Because of Mr. Salapka’s success, the company promoted him to full-time Director of Revenue Generation in 2008. He soon added sales to his responsibilities and continued to grow the position as the firm added properties to its portfolio.
Mr. Salapka is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.B.A. in Business Management. He and his beautiful wife Lindsay reside in Cumming, GA with their two small children. Active in his church, his interests include hiking, camping, boating, waterskiing and traveling.