Williamsburg, Virginia, April 7, 2006 – The Newport Hospitality Group announced the appointment of Vicki Wilkins to general manager. Ms. Wilkins joins Newport Hospitality from the Hilton Garden Inn, State college, PA. The Hilton Garden Inn-Harbison is scheduled to open October 18, 2006.
Ms. Wilkins brings a wealth of hospitality experience to her new position. Prior to her position with the Hilton Garden Inn of State College, Vicki served as CFO for the Toftrees Resort & Conference Center in State College, Manager of Accounting Operations for Penn State Hospitality Services, Controller for Marriott Conference Center Division @ the American College, Regional Controller & Financial Analyst for G.F. Management Co., FOM and Systems Manager & Trainer for Beacon Hotel Corp.. Ms. Wilkins started her hospitality career as Asst. FOM with Omni Hotels at The Parker House in Boston. She is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
The Hilton Garden Inn – Harbison will feature 143 guest-rooms and over 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space. Hilton Garden Inn guestrooms are complete with a hospitality center that features a mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include video-on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.
All Hilton Garden Inn locations feature a glass-walled pavilion entrance; a Pavilion Pantry®; a casual restaurant offering freshly prepared breakfast; room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area featuring a large screen television; flexible meeting space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; workout facility; swimming pool and whirlpool; and a guest laundry facility on site.
Newport Hospitality Group (NHG), Management Company for the property, is a premier operator of mid-priced hotels on the east coast. NHG, with offices located in Williamsburg, VA, Concord, MA and South Longwood, FL has been successfully operating hotels for over 15 years. In addition to operations, NHG is also overseeing the development, design and construction aspects for the property.
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