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Buffalo Lodging Names Kimberly Tyger as Director of Sales for the Soon to Open
139-room Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport in Cheektowaga, New York



BUFFALO, NY (April 19, 2011) - Buffalo Lodging Associates is proud to announce the appointment of Kimberly Tyger to the director of sales position at the Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport hotel, scheduled to open in late-June. The 5-story, 139-room hotel is located at 4243 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, NY, directly across from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. This will be Buffalo Lodging’s fifth hotel to open in the Town of Cheektowaga.

Ms. Tyger joins Buffalo Lodging with 18 years of service industry experience, including 10 years in hospitality. Her most recent position was director of sales for Hart Hotels, where she managed corporate accounts for Holiday Inn Downtown, along with the government, association and tour and travel market segments for the rest of the company’s Buffalo hotel portfolio. Kim’s previous experience includes sales management at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Buffalo and for a Courtyard by Marriott in Buckhead, Georgia. Kim also served as general manager for Best Western at the Grenada Inn & Suites and the Inn at the Peachtrees in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to embarking on a hospitality career, Ms. Tyger served in the US Army for 7 years as a military police officer. Kim attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Business Management program. She currently resides on Orchard Park, NY.

“We are very happy to have Kim on board,” stated Mark Brown, regional director of sales and marketing for Buffalo Lodging Associates. “She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about the Buffalo travel market, along with a proven track record of success,” added Brown.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand.

Some of the Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport hotel’s highlights will include an open, bright and contemporary lobby featuring flexible seating options ranging from a communal table, to private media booths with high-definition televisions, plus an intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area. A signature element of the hotel lobby will be the exclusive Courtyard GoBoard™, a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines.

For onsite dining, The Bistro will offer high quality, healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, wine and beer so guests can unwind. Starbucks® Coffee products will also be available in The Bistro. The large business library will feature several complimentary computer terminals along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. In addition to the great interior spaces, Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport will feature an outdoor patio with a fire pit for guests to relax and enjoy during the warm weather months.

Spacious rooms will offer plush bedding, HDTVs and a comfortable sitting area. Complimentary high speed internet access will be available in all guest rooms, along with Wi-Fi in public spaces. The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool and whirlpool, plus a meeting room accommodating up to 70 people.

Buffalo Lodging Associates owns and operates hotels throughout the Eastern United States and Ontario, Canada, including nine hotels in the Buffalo area. A fully integrated hotel development and management organization, Buffalo Lodging provides operations, marketing, accounting, architectural, construction and MIS services for its own account as well as providing third-party management for outside owners and investors. The company is equipped to develop, construct and manage properties, and is constantly seeking new opportunities throughout the country. For more information about Buffalo Lodging Associates’ group of award-winning hotels, please visit www.buffalolodging.com.

For more information or to make advance reservations at Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport, visit www.courtyardbuffalo.com, or contact Kim Tyger at (716) 242-9572 or ktyger@buffalolodging.com.


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Contact:

Krista L Glenn
Marketing Manager
Buffalo Lodging Associates
(716) 878-9697
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