Director of Business Development/Construction
Mr. Rolando Edrada was previously a Regional Director of Openings and Transitions for InterContinental Hotels Group. During his 18 years with IHG he optimized performance as an Area Manager in Eastern Tennessee / Western North Carolina and was credited for Opening and Transitioning over 350 hotels including Army Lodging Hotels, Crown Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites Brands. Throughout his tenure he has delivered openings in Canada, North America, Mexico and the Caribbean Prior to joining IHG and securing his CHA, Rolando managed and directed projects with Ocean Resorts, Choice Hotels International, Cendant, Radisson, Sheraton and Accor. His formal Hospitality Industry training was with Marriott Hotels International where served 11 years in various Management, Catering, Operations, Sales and Task Force roles. Rolando received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism from the University of South Carolina where he was member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and participated in numerous intramural sports and activities. Charleston SC is considered home where he attended St Johns parochial school and Bishop England HS. Extracurricular activities included Martial Arts, Surfing and Drum Major for the High School Band. Rolando has been married for over 35 years to his wife Cathy Brooks Edrada who is also from Charleston, SC. They have 4 children and at one time 3 German Sheppard’s. They are fortunate to have all children living close by in Knoxville Tennessee area where they have lived for the past 18 years. Rolando enjoys visiting his family in Charleston, gardening, home improvements and the occasional game of foosball.