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Buffalo Lodging Associates Appoints Machelle Collins as
Director of Sales at the 118-room Hampton Inn & Suites
Columbus-Polaris Hotel in Columbus, Ohio


BUFFALO, NY (December 21, 2011)
Buffalo Lodging Associates is proud to announce that Machelle Collins has been hired as director of sales at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris hotel, located at 8411 Pulsar Place in Columbus, Ohio.

A hospitality professional with more than 14 years of sales and operations experience, Machelle joined the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris hotel from the Hampton Inn & Suites in the Easton area, where she served as director of sales for the past three years. Collins’ previous experience includes sales management roles with various hotel brands including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Embassy Suites. Machelle also spent four years working as the general manager of a Hampton Inn in Delaware, Ohio.

“We are very happy to have Machelle on board”, stated Connie Foote, corporate director of sales and marketing for Buffalo Lodging. “We look forward seeing the hotel benefit from her skills and proven ability to generate sales revenue”, added Foote.

Ms. Collins currently resides in Centerburg, Ohio with her husband and two children.

The 118-room, 6-story Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris hotel is located 15 miles from downtown Columbus, off of I-71 less than one mile from Polaris Fashion Place.

The hotel offers several amenities including a complimentary hot and fresh breakfast buffet served daily, On the Run® breakfast bags, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and the brand’s 100% Hampton Guarantee, which guarantees each guest full satisfaction or their night’s stay is free. Each guest room features the clean and fresh Hampton bed™, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a large work desk with ergonomic chair, a flat screen cable television, an in-room coffee maker, and iron with ironing board. Suite accommodations offer separate living and sleeping areas in addition to a wet bar, microwave, mini-fridge, and a sleeper sofa.

Additional hotel highlights include an indoor heated pool, whirlpool spa, a fully-equipped fitness center, and 700 square feet of well appointed meeting space. Complimentary wireless Internet access will be available in the meeting room along with a TV with DVD player/VCR, whiteboard and projection screen.

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris is owned and operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC. As a fully integrated hotel development and management organization, Buffalo Lodging Associates provides operations, sales and marketing, human resource, and accounting services for their portfolio of hotels and for third party management contracts. Buffalo Lodging Associates, in partnership with Benderson Properties, LLC, owns and operates hotels in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada.

For more information about Buffalo Lodging Associates’ management services or group of award-winning hotels, please visit www.buffalolodging.com or contact Cole Fach, vice president of development, at cfach@buffalolodging.com.

For more information about Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris, please visit www.hamptoninnpolaris.com, call 1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866) in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at (614) 885-8400.


Contact:

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


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