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Judie Ritter Named General Manager of Homewood Suites,
Virginia Beach, Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – March 31, 2010 – Judie Ritter, a hospitality industry professional with 17 years experience managing properties throughout the northeast, has taken the helm as general manager of the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Virginia Beach, announced Gerald P. Chase, president/COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, which manages the all-suites property.

Ritter cultivated a keen understanding of the Homewood Suites brand at her last position prior to joining New Castle. She was general manager of the Homewood Suites in Ithaca, N.Y. She holds a degree in business management from Orange County Community College, and is a certified hotel administrator and certified hotel sales professional.

“We’re confident Judie’s broad managerial experience and grasp of the Homewood brand identity will serve her well in her role as general manager of the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Virginia Beach,” Chase says. “She’s already demonstrated her ability to succeed in such a highly competitive market and we look forward to her contributions to this vibrant property.”

The Homewood Suites by Hilton, Virginia Beach opened in August 2008, co-developed by New Castle and George Harwin of VA. Beach Hotel Partners. Located at 5733 Cleveland Street, the 122-suite extended-stay hotel features contemporary décor with vaulted ceilings in public areas, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool, fitness room, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, evening manager’s reception Monday through Thursday, and a relaxing outdoor courtyard area. 

Nearby attractions include the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Boardwalk, Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Old Coast Guard Station and the Cape Henry Lighthouse. The hotel is just 6.5 miles from Norfolk International Airport.

New Castle Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes 28 resorts and hotels the company manages, owns or is developing in the United States and Canada.  The hotel management company consistently ranks in the country’s top 100 hotel management and development companies in hospitality industry trade publications.  New Castle celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2010.  For more information on New Castle Hotels & Resorts, please contact Gerald P. Chase, president, chief operating officer, at (203) 925-8370, or visit the corporate website at


Gerald P. Chase
New Castle Hotels & Resorts 
(203) 925-8370

Also See: Madison Capital Management & New Castle Hotels & Resorts Name Cynthia Stanley as General Manager of Holiday Inn Albany / September 2009

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