May 24, 2016—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 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.”

“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 additional information, please go to  Find us on Facebook  or YouTube.