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Buffalo Lodging Associates Appoints Peter Marks as General Manager
for the 114-suite Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North
in Massachusetts

BUFFALO, NY (June 9, 2011)
– Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development and 3rd party management company, is proud to announce that Peter Marks has been brought on as general manager for the Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North hotel. The property is located at 375 Whitney Avenue in Holyoke, Massachusetts, just north of Springfield, off of I-91 with easy access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

A hospitality professional with nearly two decades of management experience in the US and internationally, Mr. Marks joins Homewood Suites Holyoke from the Kansas City Airport Marriott hotel, where he served as director of operations. Peter also spent time with a number of other Marriott properties including the Residence Inn Philadelphia Airport, where he was general manager for 3 years, and the Courtyard Philadelphia Airport as general manager for 2 years.

“We are pleased to have Peter on our team,” stated Kimberly Tobias, vice president of operations for Buffalo Lodging Associates. “He has a proven track record of success and great extended-stay hotel experience”, added Tobias.

Mr. Marks is a graduate of the Hotel Management School and Apprenticeship of Bielefeld, Germany. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Economics School of Guetersloh, Germany. Peter began his hospitality career in Germany as the opening assistant general manager for the Courtyard by Marriott in Bielefeld.

At Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North, guests enjoy a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s Lodge, 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 5-story, 114-suite property features a 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and an indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in all guest suites, and WIFI access is provided in the Lodge and the meeting room.

To make reservations at Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North travelers can call the hotel directly at: (413) 532-3100, 1-800-CALL-HOME or visit the hotel’s website at

Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North is owned and operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC, a hotel development and management company. Buffalo Lodging Associates, in partnership with Benderson Development Company, LLC, 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


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

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