Black-Owned Business Spotlight: The Westin BWI

By Nicole Donnelly

The BWI area is home to over 30 hotels. This February, in honor of Black History Month, we'd like to introduce you to the single black-owned hotel in the BWI area: The Westin BWI.



Evens Charles is the founder and managing principal of Frontier Development & Hospitality

Group LLC. Mr. Charles was inspired by his landlord and began investing in real estate, which lead him to start Frontier. At the age of 25, he executed his first small transaction that required an out-of-pocket investment of $1,000 resulting in a $25K profit six months later. This transaction was the catalyst that catapulted Mr. Charles into real estate investing. After a ten-year period of several successful luxury residential and multi-family acquisition and development projects, Mr. Charles, at the age of 36, had led Frontier to its first hotel investment. The firm has since grown to over a nine-figure portfolio of Hilton and Marriott Internationally branded hotel assets across six states.


About The Westin BWI:

Discover an elevated hotel experience and immerse yourself in The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport hotel – the only 4-star hotel in the area. Enjoy a sophisticated hotel experience just three miles from BWI airport with a complimentary airport shuttle. Our hotel is moments from downtown Baltimore and Annapolis, and close to local government contractors if you’re traveling on business. Unwind at our indoor pool and spa, perfect for families and youth sports groups. Guests maximize their potential with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, or can utilize the 24 hour hotel business center, modern equipment in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Plan your dream wedding in Linthicum Heights and pair the delicious cuisine of Luminous Restaurant & Lounge with our hotel's vibrant venues and the expertise of our professional event planners. Host up to 700 guests in our ballroom or exchange vows in the White Oak Room which opens to our outdoor patio. Conclude your day in your Westin Heavenly® Bed.


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