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 Kelly Carney Appointed General Manager of Homewood Suites
by Hilton Orlando-UCF Area
ORLANDO, FL, April 10, 2007 - Buffalo Lodging Associates has recently appointed Kelly Carney as general manager of Homewood Suites® by Hilton Orlando-UCF Area, located at 3028 N. Alafaya Trail in Orlando, Florida, less than one mile from the University of Central Florida.  Ms. Carney will now direct all areas of the hotel’s operations, including guest services, sales and marketing efforts, and hotel administration.  “Kelly is a seasoned General Manager with a strong operational background,” District Director, Terry Eich, stated.

A 20 year veteran in hospitality, Kelly spent several years working her way up through the ranks in hotel operations.  She began as a front desk clerk at a Quality Inn in North Carolina, moved into a supervisory position for military housing, and eventually landed a role as a general manager.  Kelly has been managing for the past 12 years.  Her most recent position was general manager of a Courtyard by Marriott in Tampa, Florida.  Prior to that position, Kelly served as a general manager of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dalton, Georgia.  During her tenure there, the property was presented with four awards: manager of the year, property of the year, highest GSS (guest satisfaction scores) and the White Glove Award (best in cleanliness from Lingate Hospitality).  Some of Kelly’s additional experience includes area manager and regional trainer for Economy Lodging.  Kelly attended Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.

The 99 suite hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and amenities, including one and two-room suites and home-like amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access. Homewood Suites’ guests can take advantage of the hotel’s on-site Suite Shop® convenience store, exercise facility, and guest laundry. 

Homewood Suites Homewood Suites Orlando-UCF Area is owned and operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel management & development company.  Buffalo Lodging Associates, in partnership with Benderson Properties, LLC, owns and operates hotels throughout Western New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, and Ontario, Canada.  For more information about Buffalo Lodging Associates’ group of award-winning hotels, please visit


Ekaete Bailey, MS
Marketing Coordinator
Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC.
570 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 878-9319


Also See: Buffalo Lodging Associates Opens Fifth Homewood Suites by Hilton; Holyoke, Massachusetts Property Managed by Sarah Jewell / May 2006


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