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Buffalo Lodging Associates Appoints Mary Abigail (Abby) Gerken as Director of Sales for 125-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland/Beachwood in Beachwood, Ohio

BUFFALO, NY (March 10, 2011) – Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development and management company, is happy to announce the appointment of Mary Abigail (Abby) Gerken to the director of sales position at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland/Beachwood, located at 25725 Central Parkway in Beachwood, Ohio.

Ms. Gerken joins Homewood Suites Cleveland/Beachwood from a Residence Inn in Toledo, Ohio, where she worked as director of sales for the last 2 years. Her previous experience includes 3 years with Marriott International, working in various sales positions, including time as a wedding and sports account executive for 13 hotels in the Toledo market.

Abby is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

“Abby is a great fit for this position,” stated Connie Foote, corporate director of sales and marketing for Buffalo Lodging Associates. “She comes to us with extended-stay experience and extensive sales training; and we look forward to utilizing her skills to the fullest,” added Foote.

The 6-story, 125-suite hotel is located just minutes from upscale shopping and dining establishments within the city of Beachwood, and it is only 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Guests of Homewood Suites Cleveland/Beachwood enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast daily in the hotel’s Lodge, a hospitality center off the main lobby; and a 24-hour on-site Suite Shop® is also available for refreshments. Monday through Thursday evenings, complimentary dinner and drinks are also provided in the Lodge.

The property features a 24-hour executive business center, fitness facilities, and an indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available in all guest suites, in addition to WIFI access in the Lodge and the meeting room.

Homewood Suites Cleveland/Beachwood is owned and operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC. Buffalo Lodging Associates owns and operates hotels throughout the Eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. A fully integrated hotel development and management organization, Buffalo Lodging provides operations, marketing, accounting, architectural, construction and MIS services for its own account as well as providing third-party management for outside owners and investors. The company is equipped to develop, construct and manage properties, and is constantly seeking new opportunities throughout the country.

For more information about Buffalo Lodging Associates’ management services or group of award-winning hotels, please visit

To make reservations at Homewood Suites Cleveland/Beachwood, travelers can call the hotel directly at: (216) 464-9600, 1-800-CALL-HOME or visit the hotel’s website at


Krista L. Glenn
Marketing Manager
Buffalo Lodging Associates
(716) 878-9697

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