SHELTON, Conn. — September 23, 2013—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, today named Sonia Flores sales manager of the 125-room Hampton Inn Shelton, Conn.

Flores is a proven sales leader who most recently served as the catering sales manager for another Hilton-branded hotel in nearby Stamford, Conn.  She has served in similar capacities throughout her 10 year career and has received several accolades including 2007 Manager of the Year during her tenure at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

“Sonia brings a track record of consistent achievement and solid knowledge of the surrounding markets, as well as the competitive set in Shelton,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts.  “I have no doubt that she will be a tremendous addition to the award-winning team that is currently in place at the Hampton Inn Shelton.”

The Hampton Inn Shelton is the winner of Hilton’s 2012 Lighthouse Award and was named to TripAdvisor’s list of the nation’s top 25 budget hotels for 2013.

“Shelton is rich with existing business drivers that bring both business and leisure guests to town,” said Flores.  “The Hampton Inn enjoys an enviable location near prominent businesses, including Yale University, and a great reputation among frequent visitors.  I am confident that I can maximize these tremendous attributes to boost the hotel’s group business.”  

The pet-friendly, 100 percent non-smoking Hampton Inn Shelton is located on Bridgeport Avenue in Fairfield County’s scenic Naugatuck Valley with easy access to Route 8, I-95 and the Merritt Parkway (RT 15).   The hotel is convenient to major businesses, including Sikorsky, Prudential Financial, Perkin Elmer, Hubbell and BIC, as well as attractions such as Jones Farm and Vineyard, the Beardsley Zoo, Norwalk Maritime Center and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, and the brand’s signature Hampton on the House hot breakfast.  Each room is equipped with a microwave, mini fridge and the signature Clean and Fresh bedding.  The hotel offers an indoor pool with water slide and a 24-hour Precor fitness room, as well as guest passes to a nearby fitness center.