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Buffalo Lodging Appoints Tasha Horton as Director of Sales for the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown - Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Maine



BUFFALO, NY (May 17, 2011)
– Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development and 3rd party management company, is proud to announce that they have hired Tasha Horton as director of sales for the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront hotel, under development at 209 Fore Street in Portland’s Old Port area. The Portland, Maine hotel is owned Mark Woglom and Greg Kirsch, holding title through 209 Fore Street LLC, and is scheduled to open this summer. The hotel was designed, permitted and is being constructed by the Opechee Construction Corporation of Belmont, New Hampshire.

Ms. Horton, a hospitality professional with 20 years of sales and marketing experience, joins the new Hampton Inn in Portland, Maine from the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront, where she served as director of sales for the past year. Prior to her time with Residence Inn, Tasha spent 4 years as the sales manager for three luxury hotels owned by Ocean Properties. She also has 14 years of sales and marketing experience for hotels in and around Seattle, Washington. Tasha resides in Westbrook, Maine and is a member of Meeting Professionals International.

“We are very happy to have Tasha on board,” stated Connie Foote, regional director of sales and marketing for Buffalo Lodging Associates. “Her knowledge of the downtown Portland hotel market, coupled with her strong hotel sales and marketing background make her a valuable addition to the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront opening team,” added Foote.

The 122-room, 6-story Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront hotel is easily accessible off I-295 and I-95, 5 miles from the Portland International Jetport, and will offer complimentary airport transportation for guests. The Portland hotel is within walking distance to Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal, ocean excursions and sailing tours, boutique shops, museums and galleries, restaurants and cafés.

Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront will offer several amenities including a complimentary hot and fresh breakfast buffet served daily, On the Run® breakfast bags, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the brand’s 100% Hampton Guarantee, which guarantees each guest full satisfaction or their night’s stay is free. Each guest room will feature the clean and fresh Hampton bed™, a work desk with ergonomic chair, a flat screen cable television, an in-room microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and iron with ironing board. The hotel will feature a select number of studio suites, offering separate living and sleeping areas in addition to a wet bar, microwave, mini-fridge, and a sleeper sofa.

Additional hotel highlights include on premise valet parking, the Sebago Brewing Company restaurant, an indoor heated pool, state-of-the-art fitness center featuring Precor equipment, and 924 square feet of meeting space accommodating up to 50 people. The conference room will feature Wi-Fi access, a 120” projection screen, a 46” HDTV with surround sound, Blue-Ray DVD, and catering services.

Hampton Inn Portland/ Downtown-Waterfront will be operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development & management company. Buffalo Lodging Associates owns and operates hotels throughout the Eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. 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’ management services or group of award-winning hotels, please visit www.buffalolodging.com.

To request more information about Hampton Inn Portland/ Downtown-Waterfront, please call (207) 775-1454 or visit www.hamptondowntownportland.com.


Contact:

 Krista L Glenn
Buffalo Lodging Associates
(716) 878-9697
kglenn@buffalolodging.com


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