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Marilyn Cafone, Controller of the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, N.J.,
Elected Vice President of the Mid-Jersey Chapter of Hospitality
Financial and Technology Professionals
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 14, 20006 – Marilyn Cafone, controller of the luxury Four-Diamond Westminster Hotel in Livingston, N.J., has been elected vice president of the Mid-Jersey Chapter of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). 
HFTP is an international professional association for those who work in the financial and technology end of the hospitality industry. Formed in 1952, it has more than 4,600 members around the world. Cafone’s one-year term as vice president of the Mid-Jersey Chapter goes into effect on October 1, 2006.
“Marilyn has been very involved in our organization and has always been willing to step up and take on responsibility,” said Wendy Baker, current president of the HFTP Mid-Jersey Chapter. “We have more than 100 members, and Marilyn’s job will be to work hand-in-hand with the incoming president to help in the educational, networking and charitable events organized by our chapter.”
Cafone has been controller of the 183-room, award-winning Westminster Hotel for three years, overseeing the entire financial operation of the 4-year-old property. She has more than 10 years of experience in the hotel industry and has been a member of HFTP for three years.
“We are very proud of Marilyn’s accomplishments,” said Michael Polese, general manager of the Westminster Hotel. “HFTP provides valuable educational and networking opportunities for its members, and I know that Marilyn is a wonderful asset to the organization.”
Westminster Hotel features 183 luxury guest rooms, 15,000 square feet of banquet and conference space, a 120-seat restaurant and a full range of first-class amenities that cater to the unique needs of today’s traveler. Designed in a contemporary style, Westminster Hotel successfully combines luxurious lodging and banquet conveniences with sophisticated meeting and event accommodations. In addition, a refined mix of amenities has been specially designed for the comfort and convenience of corporate and destination guests. 

The independent establishment is owned and operated by Westminster Hospitality Group, an affiliate of Kushner Companies, which is partnering with private investors Ulo Barad and Alexander Scharf for this venture. Kushner Companies is a leading private real estate organization based in Florham Park, New Jersey.


Westminster Hotel
550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue 
Livingston, New Jersey 07039

Also See: Michael Polese Appointed General Manager of the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey / November 2004
Kushner Companies Spending $25 million to Gut Former Travelodge Hotel in Livingston, NJ; To Reopen as The Westminster Hotel / Sept 2002

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