SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Announces New General Manager and Director of Sales

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January 24, 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.  In these roles, Craver will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, and Patterson will build client relationships and lead the sales program.  
Most recently, Craver served as General Manager at the Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Florida, a luxury hotel part of Relais & Chateaux. Previously he worked with Meyer Jabara Hotels for 13 years in Eastern Pennsylvania while also chairing Discover Lehigh Valley, the area’s designated tourism promotion agency.  He is a graduate of Cornell University.
Ms. Patterson was most recently Sales Manager at the Westin Wilmington, leading and managing their corporate business travel portfolio.  Previously, she worked at the Sheraton Suites Wilmington and The Waterfall Banquet Center. Ms. Patterson is a native of Newport, DE.
“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 SpringHill Suites, located at 402 Ogletown Road, is the gateway to downtown Newark and the only brand name hotel located in downtown Newark. The all-suite offering and convenient amenities will help guests enjoy their stay comfortably. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, SpringHill Suites understands that guests want to connect to the local area. SpringHill Suites places a special focus on Newark as an award-winning tourism destination by offering local expertise, a 24/7 market, bar and customized local events. 
Designed for both business and leisure travelers, the new hotel offers suites 25% larger than typical hotel rooms. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces 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.
The hotel will be managed by TKo Hospitality Management, located in Newport, DE.  “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.”
TKo Hospitality, an affiliate of Harvey Hanna and Associates, is a specialized hospitality management company in the Mid-Atlantic region. TKo has built a leadership team with over 100 years of combined hospitality industry experience with aggressive plans to grow the company over the next few years.  Our team has extensive brand management experience with all of the major brands, including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Starwood, Hyatt, Choice as well as independent properties. For more information, please visit www.TKoHospitalityMgt.com