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Victoria J Wilkins Named GM of Hilton Garden Inn,
Harbison, Columbia, South Carolina 
Williamsburg, Virginia, April 14, 2006 - Newport Hospitality Group is announced the appointment of Victoria J. Wilkins to general manager. Ms. Wilkins joins Newport Hospitality from the Hilton Garden Inn, State College, PA. The Hilton Garden Inn-Harbison is scheduled to open October 2006. 

Ms. Wilkins brings a wealth of hospitality experience to her new position. Prior to her position with the Hilton Garden Inn of State College, Vicki served as CFO for the Toftrees Resort & Conference Center in State College, Manager of Accounting Operations for Penn State Hospitality Services, Controller for Marriott Conference Center Division @ the American College, Regional Controller & Financial Analyst for G.F. Management Co., FOM and Systems Mgr. & Trainer for Beacon Hotel Corp.. Vicki started her hospitality career as Asst. FOM with Omni Hotels at The Parker House in Boston. She is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Harbison will feature 143 guest-rooms and over 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space. Hilton Garden Inn guestrooms feature a hospitality center that provides a mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include video-on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services. 

Newport Hospitality Group (NHG), Management Company for the property, is an operator of mid-priced hotels on the east coast. NHG, with offices located in Williamsburg, VA, Concord, MA and Longwood, FL has been successfully operating hotels for over 15 years. In addition to operations NHG is also overseeing the development and construction aspects of the property. 


Newport Hospitality
Michael Pleninger, President 

Also See: Newport Hospitality Group Building $13 million Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, South Carolina / November 2004

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