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Shaner Hotel Group Names Cindy Robinson as General Manager of the
Soon to Open Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Plant City, Florida

STATE COLLEGE, PA (August 28, 2008)– Shaner Hotel Group announced that it has named Cindy Robinson as General Manager of its new Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Plant City/Lakeland, Florida. The hotel is scheduled to open in January 2009.

Ms. Robinson brings a strong hospitality background in both sales and general management to Shaner, having previously served in lead sales roles with McKibbon Hotel Management for their Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and TownePlace Suites.  Her ongoing successes in these positions led to increasingly greater visibility, responsibilities and promotions. Prior to joining Shaner, Ms. Robinson most recently served as General Manager for the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Tampa, Florida, owned by Impact Hotels.

“Cindy Robinson brings an ideal combination of outstanding hospitality operations skills and entrepreneurial spirit” said Robert Spraker, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for Shaner. "We are especially excited about the contributions she will be making at our new Lakeland, FL Fairfield Inn and Suites.”

The new, 87-room, 44,000 square foot Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott will include a spa and outdoor pool. The property is located at County Line Road and I-4 to serve business and leisure guests, located minutes away from Publix corporate headquarters, the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In air show and is also convenient to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the site of Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.  

In addition to the new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Lakeland, other Shaner properties under development include a 98-room Courtyard and 82-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in St. Augustine, FL; a 97-room Courtyard and 108-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Kendall Town (Jacksonville), FL; as well as 87-room and 80-room Fairfield Inns & Suites in Augusta, GA.

Privately-held Shaner, parent company of Shaner Hotels, is based in State College, PA. It owns and manages diverse holdings in the lodging, investment, energy and professional services sectors. For more information, visit us online at:

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories.  


Michael J. Russell
Tel: 814.278.7590

Also See: Shaner Hotels Partnership with Rothschild Realty Managers LLC Providing Capital for Growth; Breaks Ground on Three Marriott Select Service Hotels in Florida and Georgia / June 2008


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