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Lynda Plain Appointed General Manager of Homewood Suites
by Hilton in Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, NY (October 21, 2010) --- Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Lynda Plain as General Manager of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca in the Village of Lansing. As General Manager, Plain will be responsible for all phases of the hotel's operations, sales and administration. Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm, professionally manages the 91-room hotel

With more than 23 years of hospitality management experience, Plain joins the Homewood Suites Ithaca team from her most recent position as General Manager and Spa Director for the Spa at The Del Monte in Rochester, NY. She had previously served as General Manager at the Marriott Courtyard in Binghamton, NY and the Hampton Inn in Johnson City, NY. She began her hospitality career in 1987 at the Holiday Inn Suny/Arena in Binghamton, NY, where she served in several different management capacities.
"Lynda has an impressive track record of effective hospitality management," commented Rob Winchester, President and COO for Waterford Hotel Group. "We welcome her to Ithaca and wish her great success in this new role," added Winchester.

Plain currently resides in Vestal, NY.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca
The three-story Homewood Suites Ithaca is located in the Village of Lansing, NY, and features 91 residential-style studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. Other amenities include an indoor pool, fitness room, and meeting facilities. Complimentary wireless high-speed internet is available in each guest suite, as well as in the Lodge and meeting room. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start? hot breakfast and a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings. Located in the heart of the Fingerlakes Region, Homewood Suites Ithaca is conveniently situated near many local tourist attractions, including many shopping areas and the Cayuga Wine Trail.

About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 25 properties in eight states, representing more than 3,500 rooms. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company's approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company's website at

Lisa Beers 
Vice President, Public Relations 

Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Names Rosemary Vieira as General Manager for Springhill Suites by Marriott in Waterford, CT / October 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Names Stacy Alfield as Revenue Analyst / September 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Michael Heaton Vice President, Operations and Karen Bachofner as Vice President of Sales, Select Service / October 2009

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