Halifax’s Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn by Hilton are “topped off” and hotel leadership team is hired
Halifax, NS October 28, 2013 – The construction of SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts’ newest Halifax properties achieved key project milestones this month. Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn by Hilton have been “topped off”, windows in Homewood Suites are sealed and the leadership team for Nova Scotia’s first dual-branded hotel project has been hired.
“Our partners have made excellent progress at our Halifax properties,” said Trevor Morgan, Area Director, Atlantic Canada for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “Our team is consistently meeting important construction and administration milestones. We expect to welcome our first guests in the spring of 2014 – as originally planned.”
SilverBirch is pleased to announce recent hires to their leadership team in Halifax.
Trevor Morgan, Area Director Atlantic Canada, overseeing the Homewood Suites by Hilton, an all-suites property, setting the standard in upscale, extended stay. A 21-year hospitality veteran, Trevor Morgan has been with SilverBirch since 1999, heading up the operations of several hotels as General Manager. He was named SilverBirch’s General Manager of the Year in 2000.
Stacie Bowdridge is returning as the Hotel Manager for the Hampton Inn by Hilton. Bowdridge started at The Citadel Hotel in 2005 as Guest Services Manager and became the GM in 2010. During her time as manager, the hotel welcomed more than 100,000 guests.
Kristi Wenaus has joined the team as Director, Sales & Marketing at the Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn by Hilton, Halifax Downtown. Kristi has been Director, Sales & Partnerships for the Province of Nova Scotia’s Tourism Agency since January 2007 and as a proud Nova Scotian has had the privilege of working in markets around the world to promote her home province as a tourism destination.
Irvin Nicholson has joined the team as Controller. Nicholson previously served as Controller for The Citadel Hotel and oversaw its closure.
“We are pleased to be joined by such talented and experienced professionals. These team members bring extensive knowledge of our loyal guests and the hospitality market here in Halifax, “said Trevor Morgan. “Guests will be happy to see new and familiar faces when we open our doors.”
In November, SilverBirch will fill positions of Food and Beverage Manager, Sales Manager, Sales and Catering Manager and Human Resources Manager. For more details on career options with SilverBirch, please visit, http://www.silverbirchhotels.com/careers/.
Construction at the hotel properties progressed as planned throughout 2013. The latest construction updates include:
- Roofs of both hotels have been “topped off”
- Windows are sealed on the Homewood Suites property
- Streetscapes along Brunswick Street have advanced
- Parking garage is under construction
- Tile work is underway in guest rooms
- Public space and SilverBirch Conference Centre® space have been identified and are in early development
- Model suites in both hotels are complete, images are included in this media package or by request
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SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Radisson, Hilton, Quality and Best Western. www.silverbirchhotels.com
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