VIRGINIA BEACH, Va./SHELTON, Conn. — September 3, 2014 — Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Sam Peraza  general manager of the 122-suite Homewood Suites Virginia Beach.

Most recently, Peraza was the general manager of the Homewood Suites in Williamsburg, Va., where his hotel was the top performing hotel in its category for two consecutive years according to the STAR report. Peraza began his career with the Hampton Inn and Suites in Williamsburg, Va., and twice was the manager of the year at the Omni Newport News Hotel where he was the director of sales and marketing.

“Sam has everything we look for in a general manager,” Gerry Chase, president and COO said in making the announcement. “He has direct experience in the market, and a great track record of top and bottom line results. I know that his strong sales and marketing background will be a great complement to the existing sales team at this hotel.”

Homewood Suites Virginia Beach is a four-time winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

“Homewood Suites Virginia Beach has a great reputation in the area, and has recently won several awards for sales and marketing as well as a tourism award for service delivery,” said Peraza. “I’m confident that together we will be able to achieve new high water marks for both in the coming months.”

The Homewood Suites Virginia Beach offers everything a guest needs to feel right at home, including spacious accommodations with a full kitchen and separate living and sleeping space. An indoor pool and fitness center, meeting space to host as many as 100 people, plus generous complimentary services including the brand’s full, hot breakfast each morning, dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday evenings, a grocery shopping service, weekday newspaper delivery, parking and WiFi, make this extended stay hotel the ideal place for reunions, business and social functions. The hotel is located just six miles from Norfolk International Airport at 5733 Cleveland St. and offers guests easy access to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Aquarium, Marine Science Center, and Naval Station Norfolk.

About New Castle Hotels & Resorts
The Homewood Suites Virginia Beach is operated by Shelton Conn. based New Castle Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning independent third-party hotel manager, owner and developer with 30 hotels and resorts and nearly 5,000 rooms under contract or in development. New Castle’s growing portfolio of hotels spans 10 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, 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

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