David Kalik, CHA
David Kalik is President of True Blue Hospitality, a hotel management and consulting company. For more than seventeen years, Mr. Kalik managed the daily operations, marketing, revenue management, accounting, renovations, etc. of eighteen hotels for Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. before starting True Blue as a new venture.
Mr. Kalik has more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry in various capacities including; President of a mid-sized hotel management company, Regional Director of Operations of a large hotel management company, Receiver for distressed hotels, General Manager of multiple hotels, Instructor at The College of Charleston and Trident Technical Community College, Charleston, SC and as a Consultant for various clients in hotel development, operations and marketing. Mr. Kalik focuses his skills on revenue generation, expense controls, guest satisfaction, human resources techniques, capital planning and long term vision plans for all properties he manages. He is an actively involved operator, constantly communicating to and directing the managers of his properties to strive to be the best hoteliers and restaurateurs they can be.
Mr. Kalik has a successful background working with small, independent upscale hotels and condo hotels. Inns he operated include The French Quarter Inn, The HarbourView Inn, The Planters Inn, and The Andrew Pinckney Inn. Condo hotels include The Shem Creek Inn, The Seaside Inn and the Elliott House Inn. He has also worked with franchised properties flying the flags of Radisson, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Hyatt and Sheraton.
Properties Mr. Kalik 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), 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).
Mr. Kalik has a B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Denver in Hotel & Restaurant Management and an M.B.A. from New York University. He is listed in Who's Who in the Hospitality Industry and has served on city, social and charity boards and committees.
About True Blue Hospitality
True Blue Hospitality was formed by lifelong, multi-disciplined hospitality professionals to provide support to hotel, condo-hotel, bed and breakfast, marina, golf course and other hospitality owners in need of the highest level of professional hospitality management and consulting services. True Blue will maximize marketing strategies, operational efficiency, and profit potential for any income producing asset. We act like owners by focusing on revenue growth, cost control and containment, preventative and ongoing maintenance and the finest in customer service. As our name implies, we are "True Blue"--loyal, honest and hard working.
We possess experience in successful management in a wide range of properties from four diamond, award-winning hotels to troubled, turn-around franchised and independent hotels as well as condo hotels, apartments, and retail space.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina, our company has consistently demonstrated an earnest commitment to its guests, employees, owners and community.
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True Blue Hospitality - Providing Exceptional Results!
Laura Rushton is the Sales Manager for True Blue Hospitality, and serves as a one-stop-shop to solve all group business needs. Having the ability to book groups for all True Blue Hospitality properties, Laura is able to streamline the planning process for group leaders by offering a myriad of different rates, locations, and amenities creating a customizable experience for each group.
Laura is a graduate of Trident Technical College with an associate’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Being a Charleston native has given her many opportunities to grow in the hospitality industry with over 8 years of experience in both operations and sales management with the Choice, IHG, and Wyndham brands.
Laura can be reached directly at (843) 697-1015 or by email at email@example.com.
Group Sales Manager