Industry Update
Appointment12 February 2014

Rachel Alcaro

Promoted senior sales manager
At Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Syracuse Downtown at Armory Square - NY, USA

Rachel AlcaroAlcaro previously was the director of sales at the 90-room Craftsman Inn and Conference Center, a Stickley-furnished, boutique-style suburban inn. While there, her direct sales efforts generated nearly 50 percent of the hotel's total room nights. Prior to joining that hotel, Alcaro was a convention sales manager for the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau.

New Castle Hotels & Resorts

Founded by David Buffam with an emphasis on turn around acquisitions, New Castle Hotels & Resorts expanded its capabilities in 1988 when Gerry Chase joined New Castle as chief operating officer. Today, New Castle is known as a leading third-party management company with exceptional expertise in management and operations and a history of successful participation in profitable acquisitions and development projects.
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Recent Appointments at New Castle

Kevin Tuohy - General Manager

7 August 2019 — A career hotelier, Tuohy most recently was the general manager of the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Utica, N.Y. where he oversaw the hotel's renovation and brand transition. Previously, Tuohy served as general manager of three Albany hotels and opened the Hampton Inn and Suites Lake George.
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Julie Martin Barfield - General Manager

28 September 2018 — Brian Wismar, regional vice president of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party hotel management company, owner and developer, today announced that Julie Martin Barfield has been named general manager of the 180-room, dual-brand Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Syracuse Downtown at Armory Square A career hotelier, Barfield most recently was the director of operations for the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center.
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Didier Dolivet - General Manager

24 April 2018 — Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party hotel management company, owner and developer, today announced that Didier Dolivet has been named general manager of the 395-room Westin Prince, Toronto.
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