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Hotel Management Team

Samuel A. Hardage

Samuel A. Hardage

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Samuel A. Hardage is the Chairman and CEO of Hardage Hospitality, which currently operates hotels across the U.S.
Sam has been actively involved in the hotel and real estate industry for over three decades, during which time he has completed over 74 projects in sixteen states. Sam was the first Residence Inn franchisee and later created the Woodfin Suite Hotel and Chase Suite Hotels brands. He has also successfully developed high-rise office buildings, apartments, condominiums and warehouses. Recognition:
  • CEO Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
  • San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Channel 10 Leadership Award for the Vision of Children Foundation
  • Father of the Year Award by the American Diabetes Association.
Sam is active in state and national politics. He was selected as an Elector and Delegate to the Republican Convention in 2008 and was appointed to the Commission on Judicial Performance by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007. He was appointed by President Reagan to the President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness in 1983. Sam was a candidate for the United States Senate in 1978, and was the Republican nominee for Governor of Kansas in 1982.
In 2001, Sam was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame as a former end for the Air Force Academy football team.
Sam earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Todd Scartozzi

Chase Hardage

Vice President of Operations

Chase Hardage serves as the Vice President of Operations for the company. In this role, Chase is responsible for the overall operations, performance and capital planning of the Chase Suites Hotels portfolio. His extensive experience and industry knowledge provide the foundation for the company's core strength of producing superior top and bottom line results. 

Chase graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Economics, Markets, and Culture.  

Chase Hardage

Karla Vargas

Regional Director of Operations 

Karla Vargas brings 23 years of hospitality experience to Hardage Hospitality. She is responsible for the successful operations of the Chase Suite Hotels portfolio including revenue and financial performance, guest services scores and team member satisfaction.  Prior to joining Hardage Hospitality in 2010, she held various roles within the industry ranging from General Manager, Director of Revenue Management & eCommerce to Director of Human Resources; with experience in the Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Best Western and IHG brands.

Karla is a graduate from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and was a proud member of the ETA Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society.

Lenny Moulin

Leonard E. Moulin III, CFA


Leonard has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets. His broad professional experience includes asset management, lender relations, equity and fixed income trading, business valuation, financial analysis, corporate debt restructuring, transaction based lending, private equity, public sector debt compliance, internal audit, business lending, acquisition due diligence, financial modeling and strategic planning.  Leonard is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Eller School of Business and hold a CFA Charter.


Leonard and his family currently reside in Southern California. He is very involved with local youth athletics and a proud father of four boys. He is a Rotarian and member of the University of Arizona's Alumni Association - Orange County Chapter.


Keith Hindenlang

Keith Hindenlang

Chief Accounting Officer

Keith Hindenlang is responsible for all financial services provided to each property as well as accounting for the parent company. He has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years.
Keith's professional background includes positions as Corporate Controller for Chart House Restaurants, Vice President of Finance with the E-Commerce division of iVillage.com, Director of Finance for Daphne's Greek Café, Chief Financial Officer for Salt Creek Grille Restaurants and Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Restaurant Holdings. Keith's ability to effectively communicate with owners and corporate officers has been instrumental in his successful career.
Keith graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.