HELTON, Conn. – – September 16, 2013—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Jason McCarthy general manager of the 122-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport.

An award-winning hotelier, McCarthy recently oversaw the $1.5 million renovation and rebrand of a Norfolk-area hotel.  Prior to his turnaround success, McCarthy served as the general manager for the SpringHill Suites in Chesapeake, Va., where he was responsible for achieving the brand’s award for improving guest satisfaction.

“Jason brings a wealth of experience in select service and extended stay brands and a tremendous depth of market knowledge accumulated over more than a decade in the Virginia Beach area,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts.  “I am confident that his background in food and beverage, coupled with his past success in sales, will enable him to extend this hotel’s successful track record.”

“An all-suite hotel like the Homewood is a tremendous asset in a market that has strong drivers from the Naval base, nearby universities, vacationers and business travelers, all of whom appreciate the brand’s generous food and beverage amenities and family-friendly accommodations,” said McCarthy.  “As a longtime resident of the area, I am keenly aware of the many ways to attract each of these groups of travelers and feel certain that I can maximize this hotel’s share of the market.”

Located just a few miles from the Norfolk airport, as well as General Dynamics, Naval Station Norfolk, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Old Dominion and Virginia Wesleyan Universities, the pet-friendly Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach offers guests spacious suites equipped with full kitchens and comfortable sofa beds, suitable for family vacations, extended business trips or visiting with members of the Armed Forces.  The hotel features the brand’s signature, complimentary, daily hot breakfast, and midweek dinner and drinks.   An indoor pool and fitness center, complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, and free parking lead the hotel’s list of amenities designed to meet the needs of vacation and business travelers alike.  For additional information, please visit www.homewoodvabeach.com

About New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport 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.  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.