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Star Haury Named Sales & Marketing Manager at
The Goodstone Inn & Estate, Middleburg, Virginia

Middleburg, Virginia, February 2009 … Goodstone Inn & Estate has named Star Haury Sales & Marketing Manager for the historic property, located just outside Middleburg.  Simon Smith, General Manager, made the announcement.  
"I am just thrilled to announce the addition of Star to our executive team here at Goodstone Inn,” stated Mr. Smith.  "She experienced significant group sales success at Blackberry Farm, and we look forward to her leadership in developing the sales & marketing program here at our property as well.”
Ms. Haury was previously Group Sales Manager for Blackberry Farm, the landmark property located in Walland, Tennessee.  In this role, she experienced extraordinary success contributing significantly to the property’s sales revenues, and developed new business in both the corporate and social group markets.  
As well, Ms. Haury assumed coordination of meeting and event management during her tenure there, overseeing all aspects of group functions from important corporate meetings to major wedding celebrations.  Ms. Haury also leveraged her significant sales and interpersonal skill-set, developing new business opportunities through representation at trade shows and association meetings.
Leading up to this role, Star Haury held positions of increasing responsibility at Blackberry Farm, including Group Coordinator, Leisure Reservationist, Junior Staff Accountant and Front Desk Agent.  Success in these positions provided important operational experience, which has proven invaluable to her professional growth within the hospitality industry.
Earlier in her hospitality career, Ms. Haury was employed in management positions with Alamo Car Rental and TGI Fridays Restaurants.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree.  Ms. Haury has relocated to the Middleburg area.
Goodstone Inn & Estate, a luxurious country retreat in Middleburg, Virginia, is situated in the heart of the state's renowned Hunt & Wine Country, less than an hour from Washington, DC and 40 minutes from Dulles International Airport  The historic property features five star-quality lodging in six distinctive dwellings, including the main building - the elegantly converted Carriage House, The Dutch Cottage, The Manor House, French Farm Cottage, Spring House and the newly opened Bull Barn Suite.
The restaurant at Goodstone Inn & Estate provides superb cuisine and attentive service.  An impressive wine cellar dining room features an extensive selection of vintages from Virginia and around the world, and a large, exquisite Virginia Hunt Scene Mural commissioned by Goodstone Inn.  The scene captures an equestrian moment of the storied Annual Middleburg Hunt, which takes place on the estate.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the premises. Recreational opportunities abound, including a unique outdoor pool nestled within the Wisteria and ivy-covered stone wall ruins of the estate's original mansion, an all-season Jacuzzi, walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, stables for boarding guest' horses, canoeing, in-room spa treatments, and superb shopping, antiquing, and dining opportunities in beautiful and historic Middleburg, Virginia.  
In season, noted equestrian activities include the Middleburg Spring Race Meet at nearby Glenwood Park (April), the Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup at Great Meadow (Spring and Fall), and the annual Middleburg Hunt (December), which proceeds directly through the estate.
Goodstone Inn offers the charming ambiance of an 18th century country estate with the convenience, luxury and service expected by 21st century guests.  For more information on Goodstone Inn & Estate or to make reservations, please call 540-687-4645 / 877- 219-4663 or visit  
Goodstone Inn & Estate is recommended by the Conde Nast Johansens guides, and is a member of the prestigious Andrew Harper Q Club and "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" collection

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
201-758-2864  /  201-758-2865-Fax 

Also See: Neal J. Wavra Named Food & Beverage Manager at The Goodstone Inn & Estate / November 2008
Tarver King Named Executive Chef at The Goodstone Inn & Estate / October 2008

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