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 Kelli Cartmill Named Director of Sales for the Homewood Suites
by Hilton Ithaca Located in Lansing, New York
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ITHACA, NY (August 18, 2008) --- Kelli Cartmill has been named director of sales for the Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca located in the Village of Lansing. The 91-room Homewood Suites, which opened last year, is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm operating 26 properties in 9 states. 

As director of sales, Cartmill will be responsible for the total sales effort of the hotel, including developing and maintaining new accounts, supervising sales related personnel, and implementing sales and marketing strategies so as to maximize profits of the hotel while maintaining guest satisfaction. She joins Waterford with more than 14 years of sales experience. Cartmill began her hospitality career at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Atlanta, GA, where she started as catering sales manager before being promoted to sales manager. She also held sales manager positions at both the Holiday Inn Select and the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel, both in Georgia. Cartmill most recently served as senior sales manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center. 

Cartmill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Human Resources at the University of Delaware. She is a native of Ithaca and recently relocated back to the area. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Kelli to Homewood Suites Ithaca,” commented Jenny Cast, general manager for the hotel. “With her extensive hospitality background she is an important asset to our team. We wish her great success in this new role,” she added. 

About Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca 
The three-story Homewood Suites Ithaca is located in the Village of Lansing, NY, and features 91 residential-style studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. Other amenities include an indoor pool, fitness room, and meeting facilities. Complimentary wireless high-speed internet is available in each guest suite, as well as in the Lodge and meeting room. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast and a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings. Located in the heart of the Fingerlakes Region, Homewood Suites Ithaca is conveniently situated near many local tourist attractions, including many shopping areas and the Cayuga Wine Trail. 

About Waterford Hotel Group 
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, manages 26 properties in 9 states. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company's approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company's website at www.waterfordgroup.net.

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Contact:

Jenny Cast 
General Manager 
Homewood Suites Ithaca 
607-266-0000 
jcast@waterfordhotelgroup.com 

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Also See: Jenny Cast Named General Manager and Amy Magdon Named Director of Sales at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in the Village of Lansing, New York / January 2007
Waterford Hotel Group Opens $13 Million Homewood Suites by Hilton in Ithaca, NY / May 2007

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