White Lodging Acquires Fourth Pennsylvania Property, Names Shores Director of Sales

  • White Lodging
  • 01.21.11
Patti Shores has joined the White Lodging team as director of sales at the company's recently acquired property in Pennsylvania.

The Courtyard by Marriott Great Valley/Malvern is White Lodging's fourth property in the state and the 33 contract with the property's owner, Apple Real Estate Investment Trust.

Shores has served as director of sales at the property since 2007, but was working for the previous owner.  Prior to coming to the Courtyard by Marriott Great Valley/Malvern, Shores was director of sales at several Pennsylvania properties including the Courtyard by Marriott Valley Forge/Collegeville, the Hampton Inn Great Valley and the Fairfield Inn Exton.

Instrumental in opening the Collegeville property in 2005 and the Malvern location in 2007, Shores has been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years.  "I thoroughly enjoy the hotel business, and I look forward to working with all of the White Lodging people," said Shores.  "This is a great property in a great location."

Located just 27 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Valley/Malvern has 125 rooms, two suites and is well situated for business and pleasure travelers. Nearby are the Great Valley Corporate Center and attractions such as Valley Forge National Park and several shopping venues.

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company - a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of over 153 hotels in 18 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

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