Newport Hospitality Group, Inc. Making Great Changes

The 91-room TownePlace Suites is located in Columbia, South Carolina, near Fort Jackson – one of the largest military training facilities in the US. Few Columbia, SC hotels can match the outdoor pool, fitness center, and interchangeable sports court that allows guests to play volleyball, badminton, or basketball. This all-suite, extended-stay Marriott hotel also offers fully-equipped kitchens, luxury bedding, and a relaxed atmosphere.

The General Manager of the TownePlace Suites, Anit Patel, has been with the Columbia, SC hotel since it opened two years ago. Under his management, the property has won the prestigious Platinum Award from Marriott for guest service, and is currently ranked #2 in the Eastern Region and #8 among all 193 TownePlace Suites in terms of guest satisfaction. Assisting Mr. Patel in the pursuit of new business is Donnica Seymour, Director of Sales.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites opened in Matthews, North Carolina in November 2010. This 94-room Marriott hotel is located on the outskirts of Charlotte – minutes from Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as well as Bojangles Coliseum, Carowinds Theme Park, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The modern décor, hearty continental breakfasts, and exceptional guest service position this Matthews, NC hotel to be a leader in the Charlotte area.

General Manager Deng Loen is excited about this new venture with Marriott and NHG. Ms. Loen joined the Fairfield Inn & Suites, and NHG, after managing the DoubleTree hotel in Greensboro, NC. Assisting her in sales and marketing efforts is Director of Sales Sabrina Curry – formerly an exceptional sales associate from another NHG-managed hotel, the SpringHill Suites in Greensboro, NC.

“These two hotels align perfectly with our growing portfolio of full-service, extended-stay, select-service hotels and our ability to operate and grow share at combined-site locations,” said Michael Pleninger, President of Newport Hospitality Group, Inc.


“Our growing presence in the Southeast and our strong affiliation with the Marriott brand makes Newport Hospitality Group stand out among our competitors. Our market-aware pricing, cutting-edge social media and sales practices, along with superior revenue management, are critical to the success of our hotels,” added Andrew Carey, Executive Vice President. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Apple REIT as they acquire additional lodging assets.”