LAKE CHARLES, La. — L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, an award winning luxury Texas Hill Country-themed resort in Lake Charles, La., today announced its January Five Star Employees and Employee of the Month.
The January Five Stars are: Shawn Kately, a mail runner; Theresa Duplechin, a table games dealer; Crystal Broussard, a lead security officer; Wendy Thames, a L'Sundries clerk; and Blake Bercegeay, a Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill food server.
Shawn Kately was also designated as the January Employee of the Month and is now eligible to receive the coveted Employee of the Year award. Shawn started at L'Auberge in 2005 as part of the resorts opening team. She has been recognized numerous times for her hard work through the property Kudos program. Shawn oversees the entire mailroom operation for L'Auberge and its 2,300+ employees. She is married with two children.
Five Star employees are recognized monthly for their exceptional service skills. All of these employees went to great lengths to uphold L'Auberge's quality and image as the most successful and respected entertainment destination in the South.
In recognition for their hard work, the employees receive a substantial cash prize, a personalized L'Auberge gift, a month of VIP parking and gift certificates. The employees received their awards on February 19 at a Recognition Luncheon with members of the L'Auberge senior management team. Each honored employee invites one guest to the luncheon to share in their honors with a custom luncheon menu and other surprises as they are personally recognized for their outstanding achievements.
About L'Auberge du Lac
L'Auberge is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a business center and conference registration area; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service salon and spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; and top-name entertainment. The casino features 30,000 square feet of Vegas-like gaming action with 62 table games and more than 1,600 ticket-in ticket-out slot machines.
To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444 or visit www.ldlcasino.com.
About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and Argentina. The Company has a casino development project under construction in the St. Louis area, to be called River City, which is expected to open on March 4, 2010, subject to approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Pinnacle is also developing a second casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to be called Sugarcane Bay at L'Auberge du Lac, and a casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.