36 Additional Rooms and Fully Renovated Hotel Unveiled

PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 – – Officials with New Castle Hotels & Resorts today unveiled the $6 million, 36-room expansion and renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport in Portland, Maine, with a vine cutting ceremony and community gardening event at the nearby Masonic Learning Center.

“With 36 additional hotel rooms and a ’roots to fruit‘ renovation of the existing 88 rooms and public spaces, the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport is in full bloom, ready to meet the growing needs of the Portland market and the expanded international Jetport,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which operates the hotel.

The hotel is owned by Rockbridge and is one of three Portland-area hotels owned and managed by the Rockbridge/New Castle team.

Portland International Jetport’s $65 million expansion nearly doubled the size of the state’s largest airport and helped bring Southwest Airlines, the largest domestic carrier in the U.S., to the state. The Jetport continues to explore additional routes and airlines, while providing the comfort, convenience and passenger services expected by today’s travelers.

The Hilton Garden Inn “Project Grow” lobby redesign creates a garden party feel that invites lingering over a drink at the hotel’s Garden Grille and bar, gathering with friends or relaxing with a good book. This indoor oasis is highlighted by cabana draperies, pendant lighting and lanterns in the atrium, extensive interior and exterior plantings and a garden cart of food and drinks. Communal breakfast and bar tables, along with comfortable, patio-style furnishings, give guests a place to gather and mingle.

The Hilton Garden Inn Portland Jetport is adjacent to the international airport and offers 124 new and completely renovated guest rooms, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, 800 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center and a newly upgraded lobby, featuring the brand’s Garden Garden Grille and bar, serving breakfast, cocktails and dinner daily. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to the airport and downtown Portland, as well as in-room WiFi.

About New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport is operated by Shelton Conn. based New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading manager, owner and developer with 29 hotels and resorts and nearly 5,000 rooms under contract or in development. New Castle’s growing portfolio of hotels spans the Atlantic seaboard from Newfoundland to Florida including 10 states and three Canadian provinces.  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, serving the United States and Canada.  New Castle is a preferred operator for diverse brands within the Marriott, Hilton and Starwood families. For additional information, please go to www.nchr.wpengine.com.
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