MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging announced the recent promotion of Kaitlyn Eastlund to the Director of Sales at the Courtyard by Marriott in Collegeville Pennsylvania.
"I've lived in northern Indiana my entire life, and I'm excited to make this move and for the opportunity if gives me," said Eastlund.
A graduate of Ball State University with a degree in advertising and public relations, Eastlund most recently was the Sales Manager for the Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Wayne.
White Lodging acquired the management contract for the Collegeville property in November 2010 through a contract with the property's owner, Apple Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). As the Director of Sales, Eastlund will be responsible for overseeing the sales staff and ensuring the growth of the hotel's market share.
"Kaitlyn's promotion comes with great recommendations from within White Lodging," said Jon Gustin General Manager of the Collegeville property." She is highly thought of within the company, and we are very fortunate to have her on our team."
The Collegeville Courtyard by Marriott is a five-story, 132-room property located 30 miles north of Philadelphia. Its location makes the hotel an easy drive to large employers such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline and Quest Diagnostics. It is also convenient to the Valley Forge Convention Center, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and Valley Forge National Park.
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 154 hotels in eighteen states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219-472-2900.
SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation