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Castle Hill Inn & Resort Names James Cuccia Food & Beverage Manager

Newport, RI – March 26, 2010 Castle Hill Inn & ResortSM, a Relais & Chateaux property located at 590 Ocean Drive, is pleased to announce that James Cuccia has been named Food & Beverage Manager, where he will oversee the dining, front of the house, and banquet operations and work alongside Executive Chef Jonathan Cambra to develop and maintain a Relais & Chateaux level of service. For more information, please call 401.849.3800 or visit

“Throughout his ten years at Castle Hill, James’ commitment to the highest levels of customer service and his knowledge of the property have made him an extremely valuable member of our senior management team,” said Daniel Braun, General Manager.  “James has proven that he is fully ready and able to take on the challenges that this new role will provide.”

A ten-year veteran of the Relais & Chateaux property, James joined Castle Hill in 1999, starting as a banquet server and bartender before he was promoted to Captain and subsequently to Assistant Banquet Manager and then Banquet Manager.  James transitioned to the property’s dining room in 2005 and was named Dining Room Manager in 2007. James also played an integral role in the Inn’s achievement of the coveted Relais & Chateaux status.

James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island.  He currently resides in Newport with his wife, Marie.   

Castle Hill is open for dinner from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the ocean view dining room. Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is accompanied by live jazz.

Castle Hill Inn & Resort is a Relais & Chateaux property, exemplifying the warmth and quiet luxury of 19th century seacoast life. Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the top hotels in the world, and lauded by the New York Times as ‘the best spot in town,’ Castle Hill Inn & Resort is the epitome of Newport elegance.

Castle Hill Inn & Resort includes the Agassiz Mansion, Harbor House rooms, Beach House rooms, Beach Cottages, the Chalet, and four dining rooms. Castle Hill Inn and Resort delivers an unmatched getaway in a superb oceanfront location.

Castle Hill Inn & Resort is operated by Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned (ESOP) hospitality corporation based in Newport, RI. For more information on Newport Harbor Corporation, please visit the website at


Kate Barba
Regan Communications

Also See: Castle Hill Inn & Resort Names Lindsey Struck Rooms Division Manager / April 2010

Daniel Braun Appointed General Manager at the Castle Hill Inn and Resort, Newport, Rhode Island / January 2010

Development of Internet Initiatives Aimed at Tourism Professionals Helps Raise Optimism for Rhode Island's $6.8 billion Tourism Industry / May 2009

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