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Buffalo Lodging Associates Appoints Penni Valette-Sheedy as General Manager
for the Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport-East in Columbus, Ohio

BUFFALO, NY (March 14, 2011) - Buffalo Lodging Associates is proud to introduce Penni Valette-Sheedy as the new general manager for the Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport-East. The hotel is located at 6305 East Broad Street in suburban Columbus, Ohio.

A hospitality veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, Ms. Valette-Sheedy joins the Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport – East from the Franklin Park Suites hotel, where she served as general manager and director of sales for the past 5 years.

Penni’s previous experience includes 2 years as the general manager for a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lancaster, Ohio and a number of positions in sales, catering and food & beverage management.

Ms. Valette-Sheedy’s educational background includes time in nursing school and extensive course work in psychology, hospitality, business communications, accounting and finance. She currently resides in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and two sons.

“Penni has a very strong operations background,” stated Terry Eich, vice president of operations for Buffalo Lodging Associates. “We look forward to seeing Penni utilize her considerable knowledge of the Columbus market, along with the talents of her staff, to take this hotel to new levels of success,” added Eich.

Accommodations of the Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport - East hotel feature a beautiful built-in fireplace located in the lobby, deluxe continental breakfast served daily, an oversized indoor pool and spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a lending library, guest laundry, a meeting
facility, and free, on-site parking. In addition to standard rooms, the property also offers studio suites, standard one-bedroom suites, whirlpool suites, and extended stay suites that include a built-in wet bar, mini-fridge and microwave oven.

To request more information about Country Inn & Suites Columbus Airport-East, travelers may call the hotel directly at (614) 322-8000, toll-free at 1-888-201-1746, or access the hotel’s website at

Country Inn & Suites Columbus-Airport East 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’ group of award-winning hotels, please visit


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

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