Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 2017: The highly anticipated, soon-to-be-opened Courtyard Boston Downtown North End today announced that it has expanded the leadership team at the property as it gears up for its March 2018 debut. Natasha Casillo was appointed General Manager and Jennifer Tavares was named Director of Sales. Ms. Casillo will be responsible for overall management of the property, its resources, staff, and growth strategy. Ms. Tavares will be responsible for driving sales and related promotion of the property. Both executives bring a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector to their new roles at the Courtyard.
“We are thrilled to welcome Natasha Casillo and Jennifer Tavares to the Courtyard Boston Downtown North End team,” said Bill Gorman, Vice President Turnberry Associates. “We are creating a very special property in one of the most dynamic American urban centers and I am confident that Natasha and Jennifer will bring the expertise and innovation we need to foster the growth and prosperity of this new property in our portfolio. I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition and to collaborating with both Natasha and Jennifer on the opening and in the years to come.”
Ms. Casillo has spent more than twenty years in hospitality and has been an integral part of leadership teams at well-respected properties in the Boston area. Prior to being named General Manager at the Courtyard, Ms. Casillo was the Director of Rooms at the Hotel Commonwealth for three years during a $55 million hotel expansion. Before to that, she was the Director of Front Office at the Intercontinental Boston. During the course of her career, she has also worked at British Airways, Boston Marriott Copley Place, and Boston Marriott Cambridge. Ms. Casillo earned her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.
For the past decade, Ms. Tavares has led direct sales efforts and sales teams in the hospitality sector. Prior to relocating to Boston to join the Courtyard team, Ms. Tavares was the Area Director of Group Sales for TPG Hotels and Resorts in Providence, Rhode Island. During her tenure, her sales team achieved record-setting revenue gains – generating more than $2 million in revenue each year. From 2008-2011, Ms. Tavares also served as the Senior Sales Manager for TPG Hotels and Resorts in Dedham, Massachusetts. Ms. Tavares studied at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Operated by Turnberry Associates, the Courtyard Boston Downtown North End is a new 14-story hotel with a distinct metropolitan, sophisticated, and urban sensibility. The hotel features 220 meticulously appointed luxury guest rooms with unrivaled views of Downtown Boston, the historic North End, and Boston Harbor. The facility offers 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space and an onsite bar and bistro – “The Bistro” – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other amenities include: a 24-hour fitness center designed by Equinox, a 24-hour business center, an onsite 24-hour market, a media and gaming area in lobby, and complimentary high-speed WI-FI throughout the property.
The Courtyard Boston Downtown North End is part of the Parcel 1B project, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that is the first large-scale workforce housing project in the “Changing City: Boston 2030” plan.
The property has the distinction of being located in one of Boston's most culturally rich neighborhoods — the North End. This historic area with its quaint cobblestone streets offers fine dining, shopping, and a bit of old time Boston sensibility. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of TD Garden home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Boston’s Financial Center and Government Center are also in close proximity along with major transportation hubs such as Boston North Station, Logan International Airport, and all major highways. For more information visit, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosne-courtyard-boston-downtown-north-end.