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SHELTON, Conn. -- (July 16, 2018)—Pouring the final slab of rooftop concrete, officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, along with Southwest Properties of Halifax, Nova Scotia and JLK Global Fund International marked the structure complete milestone on a 190-key Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn hotel in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 

The project, scheduled to open in January 2019, will include a 106-room Courtyard by Marriott and an 84-suite Residence Inn in the Dartmouth Crossing lifestyle center and in close proximity to the Burnside Business Park, the largest eastern seaboard business park north of Boston or east of Montreal.  The park is home to 2000 enterprises and more than 30,000 employees.

“Halifax regional tourism is on a steady growth trajectory, having increased nearly six percent in 2017 and more than 23 percent since 2012,” said Guido Kerpel vice president of operations for New Castle. “Our Hampton Inn and Suites in the same area has far exceeded everyone’s expectations, so we feel confident that two strategically selected Marriott hotels will go a long way to meet the varied needs of a large swath of the travelling public, in particular, the points-conscious business traveler,”

New Castle and Southwest have partnered previously on the Residence Inn Moncton, New Brunswick, the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth in Nova Scotia and The Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. 

About Global Fund International

Global Fund International is a private investment company with Fred George, President and CEO

About Southwest Properties

Southwest Properties owns and operates more than 1,500 quality apartments and condominiums in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a majority shareholder of Premiere Executive Suites, Canada’s only coast-to-coast provider of corporate extended stay accommodations. The company’s portfolio also contains a private wine & spirits store and hotel properties in partnership with New Castle Hotels & Resorts. Southwest is the developer of several dynamic, mixed-use projects planned within urban Halifax: Maple, the South Park project including PAVILION condominiums, the YMCA Centre of Community and CURVE rental building.  Plans are in progress for residential properties including, CUNARD on the Halifax waterfront and the community of Seton Ridge in Rockingham.

About New Castle Hotels & Resorts

Shelton Conn. based New Castle Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning independent third-party hotel manager, owner and developer with 25 hotels and resorts and nearly 4,000 rooms under contract or in development.  New Castle’s growing portfolio of hotels spans 11 states and three Canadian provinces and includes several of Canada’s historic landmark resorts.  The privately-held company was established by CEO, David Buffam in 1980 and consistently ranks among the top hotel management and development companies in North America.  New Castle was honored with Marriott's Best Renovation award for the Algonquin Resort and is a preferred operator for diverse brands within the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Choice families. 

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