Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City Announces New Director of Catering

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City Hotel is pleased to announce its recent hire of Lauren Ashley Faulkenberry as Director of Catering. Ashley will be responsible for social catering sales and working with the culinary team to bring exceptional service to events, weddings and corporate clients. Stacey Schroeder-Bacsi, General Manager, said, “We are thrilled to have Ashley rejoin the team. Her experience will allow the hotel to continue to bring unparalleled service to weddings and events!”

Ashley comes to Charlotte with more than 10 years of catering sales and food management leadership. In her most recent positions she has been the Corporate Sales Manager and Senior Catering Revenue Manager at Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, as well as, Meeting and Events Manager at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. Ashley has had the privilege to be an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, teaching corporate sales and event planning.

Ashley stated, “I am excited to come back to where my Sales and Catering career started. My passion and love for this industry started at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City as the Sales and Catering Coordinator years ago and to be able to return to create new memorable events for our guests is amazing.”

In her spare time Ashley loves antiquing and spending time with her family and Australian Sheppard, Riley. She recently married her middle school sweetheart.

To learn more about Ashley and The Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City please contact (704) 335-5400.

About Holiday Inn® Charlotte Center City
As one of the top hotels in the fashionable Uptown Charlotte area, the Holiday Inn® Charlotte Center City offers an ideal location that is just eight miles from Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT).  The hotel is also adjacent to the Spectrum Center, making it easy to catch a sporting event or concert, and conveniently located within close proximity of Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL Carolina Panthers, NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Convention Center. Race fans can catch all of the action at The Charlotte Motor Speedway, just a short drive from the hotel. The modern architecture, stylishly appointed rooms and high-quality service combine to rank the property among the most distinguished hotels in Charlotte, NC. The hotel features complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and the lobby. Meeting and event spaces at the property can accommodate up to 450 guests, and the hotel’s top-notch amenities include Caffe Siena, a rooftop rotunda with a seasonal (May to October) outdoor pool, hot tub, and great views, as well as free transportation within three miles of the hotel.

About GF Management
GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With more than 80 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, waterparks, casinos and golf courses in 28 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit

Contact: Stacey Schroeder-Bacsi                                                       
Tel: (704) 335-5400


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