SHELTON, Conn. – – November 18, 2013—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Shannon Moore general manager of the 88-room Hilton Garden Inn, at Portland  Maine’s International Jetport.

Moore previously was a task force general manager for New Castle, working in a support role at several Hilton-branded hotels in the management company’s portfolio.  In her new role, she will oversee the 35-room expansion of the hotel that is expected to be completed mid-year 2014.  Throughout her 15-year career, Moore has worked in hotel management for other major brands including Courtyard by Marriott, Comfort Inn and Suites, Travelodge, Clarion and Ramada.  She is a Master’s degree candidate at the American Public University.

“Portland is rapidly gaining traction as a tourist destination and the addition of new and reimagined hotel capacity will make this a more vibrant market going forward,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts. “Shannon is an accomplished hotel manager whose passion for hospitality inspires the associates she leads.  I have every confidence that her broad industry experience and familiarity with northern New England will play an important role in the success of this expanding hotel.”

“Portland’s additional hotel capacity is invigorating interest from all over,” said Moore.  “An expanded airport hotel will not only satisfy a need, but support the growth of this vibrant coastal city.  It’s an exciting time to be in Portland and I look forward to playing a role in its growth.”

Located at the Portland International Jetport, the Hilton Garden Inn also is convenient to the Old Port District and a complimentary 24-hour shuttle transports business travelers to nearby companies including TD Bank, Wright Express, Unum and Idexx Labs as well as the Maine Mall.   The hotel features the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry as well as The Great American Grille, and the Pavilion Lounge where guests can unwind by the fire and watch sporting events on the giant 52-inch flat screen television.  All rooms are outfitted with the brand’s signature Garden Sleep System beds, and offer the guests the added value and convenience of complimentary WiFi and parking.  An indoor pool and 24-hour business center with remote printing capabilities round out the hotel’s amenities.  For additional information, please visit

About New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport Maine 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