New Castle Names Pereira DoS
Monday November 26th, 2012 - 9:26AM Y
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PORTLAND, ME—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts appointed Nik Pereira director of sales for the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, scheduled to open here in 2014.
The historic hotel (formerly the Eastland Park Hotel), owned by a joint venture between RockBridge and New Castle Hotels and Resorts, is undergoing an extensive renovation to retain its historic qualities while simultaneously transforming to the upper-upscale Westin brand.
“Nik has extensive experience in the New England market, having worked with hotels in Boston and Braintree, Mass., and in Providence, RI.” said Gerry Chase, president/COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts. “Those experiences will be particularly valuable as we partner with the local business community and the new civic center to attract small conventions and large meetings to Portland.”
Prior to joining New Castle, Pereira was the account director at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers. Earlier in his career, he served as senior area sales manager at the Westin & Hilton Providence where he also acted as the hotel’s liaison to the Providence Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
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