SpringHill Suites and the TKo Hospitality Hire General Manager and Director of Sales
January 30, 2018
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark announced today that Scott Craver has been named General Manager and Stephanie Patterson, Director of Sales of the 132-Suite hotel, which is expected to open in May, 2018.
Craver will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel. While, Patterson will build client relationships and lead the sales program.
Most recently, Craver served as General Manager at the luxurious Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He previously worked for Meyer Jabara Hotels in Eastern Pennsylvania and chaired Discover Lehigh Valley, a tourism promotion agency. Ms. Patterson was most recently Sales Manager at the Westin Wilmington, leading and managing their corporate business travel portfolio. She is a native of Newport, Delaware.
“Scott and Stephanie are great additions to our team and bring years of diversified hospitality experience. We look forward to opening under their leadership soon!” said George Danneman, President of Danneman Hospitality.”
The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott will be the first of this brand in the Delaware market. The location, 402 Ogletown Road, is the gateway to downtown and the only brand name hotel located in downtown Newark. It is owned by Danneman Hospitality and managed by TKo Hospitality, a Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. affiliate.
TKo Hospitality Management currently operates the Lighthouse Cove Resort and the Surf Club Hotel, both in Dewey Beach. The hotel’s groundbreaking was last July with a projected opening in May of this year.
“We are excited to be part of this new project in the growing Newark market, and to showcase the SpringHill Suites brand to guests visiting the University of Delaware, local attractions and area corporations,” stated Vince DiFonzo, TKo Management.
Designed for both business and leisure travelers, SpringHill Suites by Marriot Newark will offer suites 25% larger than typical hotel rooms. There will be separate living, working and sleeping spaces in order to provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The hotel offers comfortable beds, soft linens and plush pillows. Each suite also includes the SpringHill Suites’ custom, three-in-one West Elm sofa which converts from a sofa to a daybed to a trundle bed. There is also an ergonomically designed work area with complimentary Wifi.
Complimentary hot breakfast is included daily, featuring both healthful and indulgent items. In the evening, the lobby transforms into a lively nightspot as local craft beer and premium wines are available through the hotel’s full-service bar. A 24/7 Market is also available. The property also has one meeting room with 340 square feet for small groups.
“We are excited to work with Danneman Hospitality to bring the SpringHill Suites to Newark,” said COO and Partner Vince DiFonzo of TKo Hospitality. “I have personally worked in the Newark/Greater Wilmington market for over 20 years and have many relationships within the business community and look forward to introducing them to our new property. We expect the hotel to be a leader in the market with exceptional guest services and look forward to being a part of Main Street Newark and the University of Delaware community.”