Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts today announced that Kathryn Poulin, will lead the Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island as the hotel’s new general manager. Poulin most recently was the general manager of the Hampton Inn in Danville Kentucky.
Poulin has a long Hilton pedigree at both the corporate and property level having worked as a quality assurance auditor, 5-Advice manager and regional revenue manager. She also was the assistant general manager of a Hampton Inn in Frederick, MD and an Embassy Suites in Washington, DC.
“This Hampton Inn has been a market leader since its opening and maintaining that leadership position as Jekyll Island continues to emerge as a revitalized tourist destination, will require the hands-on experience and brand knowledge that Kathy brings to the table,” said Chase. “I am very confident of this hotel’s future with a GM of Kathy’s caliber at the helm.”
“Given its stunning beachfront location and richer amenities package, the Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island has the feel of a resort hotel,” said Poulin. “I’m eager to learn the nuances of this market and implement the best-in-class programs and techniques I’ve acquired during my tenure with Hilton to this incredible hotel.”
The Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is the winner of consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards, and also is a 2013 Expedia Insider's Select winner and back-to-back winner of the brand's Circle of Excellence Award given to the top 10 percent of Hampton Inns worldwide based upon customer satisfaction scores.
The oceanfront Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is located at 200 South Beachview Drive, just one mile from the Jekyll Island Convention Center and only 20 minutes from the Brunswick, Ga., Golden Isles airport.
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