Industry Update
Appointment18 April 2019

Brittany McGrade

Appointed Assistant General Manager
At The Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda- an Ascend Hotel Collection Member - FL, USA

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Brittany McGrade

Brittany McGrade is now the Assistant General Manager of The Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda- an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. Brittany Joined Edgewater Group LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the team, she was The Director of Rooms for Jaral Properties with InterContinental Hotels Group in New York. Brittany was awarded Top 40 under 40 in 2015 by the Young Professionals Network after displaying strong sales, operations and interpersonal skills. Brittany studied Sports Marketing at Farmingdale State College, and went on to study Women and Gender studies at Suffolk County Community College.

Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 499,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2012, 394 hotels, representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.
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