SALISBURY, Md., Dec. 2, 2015—Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, announced today that Dana McGrath Mayberry has been named general manager of the 56-room Appomattox Inn and Suites: Professionally Managed by Marshall Hotels, a boutique hotel to be located in historic Appomattox, Va. Currently under construction, the hotel is expected to open during Spring 2016.
“Dana not only brings with her nearly two decades of hotel management experience to the Appomattox Inn & Suites, but she also has hometown roots, having lived in this historic area since she was one-year-old,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO. “Her hospitality expertise combined with her first-hand knowledge of the area make her the ideal candidate to lead this soon-to-open hotel to the top of the marketplace.
“Marshall Management has more than 34 years of experience working in this part of Virginia, and we know the demand drivers and market segments well,” he noted. “We have a long, proven track record with independent hotels and the proprietary systems to help them maximize returns. Dana is well into the pre-opening activities to help that the hotel opens with minimum ramp-up time. The property will be the crown jewel in this market, and we look forward to playing a role in its future success.”
Previously, Mayberry owned and operated the Longacre Bed and Breakfast, also located in Appomattox, where she worked closely with the local community on numerous weddings, events and overnight accommodations. Prior to that, she worked with such leading hotel brands as Radisson Hotels and InterContinental Hotel Group. She is a graduate of Appomattox County High School and Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga., with an Associate’s Degree in Merchandising.
“Having lived most of my life in Appomattox, I look forward to working with the many wonderful friends and associates I’ve made within the community,” Mayberry noted. “The Appomattox Inn & Suites will be the area’s first hotel in over two decades, providing an excellent source of Southern hospitality and charm to regional visitors looking to explore our rich history and culture.”
Situated at 150 Loop Road on the north side of the Old Courthouse Road, the independent boutique Appomattox Inn and Suites backs up to the 460 bypass. The hotel is nestled amongst such area attractions as the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Museum of the Confederacy, Clover Hill Village, Appomattox Historical District, Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, James River State Park, and Holliday Lake State Park.
The 56 room hotel features suites and extended stay suites while providing guests with a hot deluxe breakfast daily, WI-FI, in room safes, LG Flat Screen TVs, fluffy terry bath robes and Simmons Euro Top beds with 250 thread count linens. The two room suites are designed for the extended stay or family traveler while providing kitchenettes that include a full size refrigerator, cook top, microwave, dishwasher and all the cookware and utensils to make the guests’ stay a success.
For those seeking a casual setting, the large lobby features a duel sided fireplace with overstuffed chairs and sofas while also providing a Lite Fare Café featuring a variety of finger foods and a unique selection of hand crafted beers and local wines from the Virginia area. The hotel also provides other amenities such as a fitness center, outdoor pool, and flexible meeting space with outdoor patio ideal for business and social events.