CRANFORD, N.J., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-time hospitality veteran has returned "home" to a hotel where he's previously served as operations manager and director of sales and marketing.
Vinnie Cicerale has been named the new general manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Cranford, managed by Dimension Development. Cicerale was the senior sales manager at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ prior to arriving at Homewood Suites.
All of Cicerale's hospitality experience has been in New Jersey, with a start at the 108 all-suite property that he is now in charge of. He served as operations manager at Homewood Suites before moving to the Aloft hotel in Mount Laurel as assistant general manager. Holiday Inn then tapped him for a corporate sales manager position based in the Somerset market. Cicerale moved to Ocean Place Resort & Spa in July 2011 as a group sales manager before returning to Homewood Suites for his second stint.
"'Friendship and progress' is the motto of Cranford, so I'm looking forward to making and meeting lots of new friends who stay here," Cicerale said. "The progress this hotel has made in the last year with the completion of a major renovation shows Hilton's commitment to offering travelers a home-like atmosphere for when they are away from their homes for extended business stays. I'm very excited to have the opportunity to take this property to the next level through 2016 and beyond."
The Cranford hotel near Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is especially attractive to business professionals visiting the corporate offices of L'Oreal, Merck and The Newark Group, which are all nearby. Vacationers also will appreciate the hotel's complimentary shuttle to a nearby train station that offers direct transit to New York City and Madison Square Garden, just 17 miles away. Comfortable accommodations provide modern amenities and plenty of space to spread out to be as productive or relaxed as guests desire.
In his spare time, Cicerale said he enjoys playing middle infield for multiple slow-pitch softball teams.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Cranford
Homewood Suites by Hilton at 2 Jackson Drive in Cranford, NJ is just off of Garden State Parkway and a short distance from Pineda Conservatory and Hyatt Hill Golf Course. Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course and The Westwood are nearby, with Newark International Airport just 8 miles away. The extended-stay hotel features studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living, dining and sleeping quarters. Three meeting rooms with 1,904 square feet of total event space, a 24-hour business center, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness room and 24-hour convenience store are among other amenities available. For information, visit www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com or call 1-908-709-1980.
About Dimension Development
Since 1988, the award-winning Dimension Development Company has developed, acquired and managed full-service, all-suite and select service hotels. The company has gained exponential success for years by carefully selecting its business affiliates, recruiting and retaining a talented staff and striving to constantly improve and progress. Its current portfolio consists of more than 53 hotels in 12 states from the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global and Resorts and InterContinental Hotel Group. For information, visit www.dimdev.com.
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