New Castle Names Shannon Moore GM of Hilton Garden Inn
Monday November 18th, 2013 - 9:18AM 0
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PORTLAND, ME—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts named Shannon Moore general manager of the 88-room Hilton Garden Inn, at Portland Maine's International Jetport.
Moore previously was a task force general manager for New Castle, working in a support role at several Hilton-branded hotels in the management company's portfolio. In her new role, she will oversee the 35-room expansion of the hotel that is expected to be completed mid-year 2014. Throughout her 15-year career, Moore has worked in hotel management for other major brands including Courtyard by Marriott, Comfort Inn and Suites, Travelodge, Clarion and Ramada.
“Portland is rapidly gaining traction as a tourist destination and the addition of new and reimagined hotel capacity will make this a more vibrant market going forward," stated Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts. "Shannon is an accomplished hotel manager whose passion for hospitality inspires the associates she leads. I have every confidence that her broad industry experience and familiarity with northern New England will play an important role in the success of this expanding hotel."
“Portland's additional hotel capacity is invigorating interest from all over," said Moore. "An expanded airport hotel will not only satisfy a need, but support the growth of this vibrant coastal city. It's an exciting time to be in Portland and I look forward to playing a role in its growth."
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