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New Castle Assumes Management of Westport Inn

SHELTON, Conn.—Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts announced it has assumed management of the 117-room Westport Inn in Westport, Conn. The hotel is part of the Ascend Collection of independent hotels.

“The Westport Inn hits our sweet spot for high-potential hotels with significant business drivers that require some creative input and repositioning,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle. “We have established a record for successfully positioning and operating independent hotels, particularly in this region, which is our base of operation.”

The hotel offers 6,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 3,200 square foot Westport ballroom. Amenities include feather bedding, loaner bicycles and maps, and a collection of Academy Award winning movies, along with complimentary in-room WIFI and a corporate shuttle operating within a five mile radius of the hotel.

“A hotel that’s named for the city it serves should be fully integrated into the business and social communities of the town,” said Robert Pope, vice president, sales and marketing for New Castle. “We have a team of hotel executives who are experts in helping hotels gain their footing in the community, and I’m sure that very soon the city of Westport and Westport Inn will be synonymous.”

An indoor pool and fitness center round out the amenities at this pet-friendly hotel.