Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kathryn Poulin Named General Manager Of Hampton Inn and Suites Jekyll Island, GA

Kathryn Poulin
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA/SHELTON, CT -- May 24, 2016—Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, 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 boasts 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.”

Gerry Chase
“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.

 The hotel offers a daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet, lounge, outdoor patio and swimming pool where guests can enjoy cocktails and light fare.  The hotel is known for beachfront weddings and intimate outdoor receptions for as many as 50 people.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Lauralee Dobbins
Write Touch Public Relations
856-979-8929 (mobile)
Twitter @AHotelPRo

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Ramada Brand Forges Eastward in Canada

Chip Ohlsson
PARSIPPANY (May 24, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced an agreement with Canalta Hotels to develop 20 Ramada hotels over the next 15 years, growing the brand’s Canadian footprint by approximately 25 percent.

The agreement expands Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing successful relationship with Canalta, which has already resulted in 39 hotels throughout Western Canada in the last 12 years. 

The 20 new anticipated hotels will be located throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

“We have been working with the team at Canalta for more than a decade and together we’ve made Ramada a familiar place to stay for travelers in Western Canada,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer.

 “Relationships like this one, with a company that believes in the power of this vibrant brand, are an incredibly valuable part of our continued growth.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Gabriella Chiera
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way,
Parsippany, NJ, 07054
(973) 753-6590

Stepp Commercial Completes $3.08 Million Sale of 19-Unit Apartment Property in Inglewood, CA

Robert Stepp

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 24, 2016 – Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Los Angeles market, has completed the $3.08 million sale of a 19-unit apartment property in Inglewood in an off-market transaction.

Robert Stepp and Mark Witsken of Stepp Commercial represented the buyer, a private investor from Inglewood. The seller, Lunar Bear Victor, LLC, was represented by Matt Pernice of NW Real Estate Brokers. The transaction closed at a 4.08 percent cap rate.

Built in 1960 and located at 816 Victor Avenue, the property includes nine one-bedroom units, seven two-bedroom units, one three-bedroom unit and two studio units.

“The buyer owns several other assets in the City of Inglewood and plans to completely renovate the property, bring rents to market value, and hold long term,” said Stepp.

“The owner of this property will benefit from the billions of dollars of capital that is expected to be invested into the Inglewood area over the next several years. As the LA Rams Stadium and surrounding infrastructure are built up, the residential market is anticipated to thrive as well.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Darcie Giacchetto


North Harbor Tower Added to Portfolio of Crescent Heights-Branded Properties in Chicago, IL

North Harbor Tower, Indoor Pool, 175 North Harbor Drive
Chicago, IL
CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago office of Crescent Heights® announced 175 Harbor Drive, LLC has acquired North Harbor Tower, a 600-unit apartment tower located at 175 N. Harbor Drive in Chicago.

North Harbor Tower is located within a 28-acre, award-winning master-planned community in the Lakeshore East neighborhood. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The 55-story building, which currently offers a mix of studio, convertible, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, features unique floor plan arrangements with airy bay windows.

“North Harbor Tower boasts one of the most advantageous lakefront locations in downtown Chicago,” said Tomer Bitton, principal at Crescent Heights. “Our goal is to realize the full potential of this underutilized asset through a multimillion-dollar investment to reflect the Crescent Heights Inspired Living brand.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Julie Liedtke, jliedtke@taylorjohnson.com, (312) 267-4521
Abe Tekippe, atekippe@taylorjohnson.com, (312) 267-4528