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Lisa DeSantis Named Director of Sales for Homewood Suites
by Hilton Ithaca, Located in Lansing, NY



ITHACA, NY (March 30, 2010) --- Lisa DeSantis was recently named director of sales for Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca, located in the Village of Lansing, NY. The 91-room Homewood Suites, which opened in May 2007, is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm operating 25 properties in 9 states. 

As director of sales, DeSantis 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. 

DeSantis joins the Ithaca team from her most recent role as a project assistant for Hotel eSolutions/HRM in Geneva, NY, where she provided e-commerce management solutions to independent hoteliers. Her prior experience includes serving as sales and catering manager for the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse, director of sales for the Holiday Inn at the University in Binghamton, NY, and director of catering for the Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center in Owego, NY. 

“I am confident that Lisa’s enthusiasm, experience, and dedication make her an excellent addition to the Homewood Suites team,” commented Missy Stoner, general manager for the hotel. “We welcome her to the Ithaca team and wish her great success in her new role.” 

DeSantis graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration. She is an active business member of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, and resides in Owego, NY. 

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 is a national hotel management firm with 25 properties managed in nine states. With corporate offices in Waterford, CT, Waterford Hotel Group is one of the most successful management companies in the hospitality industry. The company’s nationwide roster of properties consistently achieves exceptional market share and returns well above industry averages. This outstanding track record is based on strategic growth, intimate knowledge of industry trends, and providing value for customers and investors. For further information, contact Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., 914 Hartford Turnpike, P.O. Box 715, Waterford, CT 06385, or visit the company's website at www.waterfordgroup.net. 

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Contact: 

Missy Stoner 
General Manager 
Homewood Suites Ithaca 
607-266-0000 
mstoner@waterfordhotelgroup.com 

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Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Opens $13 Million Homewood Suites by Hilton in Ithaca, NY / May 2007
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