Sheraton Erie Bayfront Recognized for Management Excellence

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Acquest Realty Advisors, Inc. served as developer and selected the flag and management company for the Erie Sheraton Bayfront Hotel

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Sheraton Erie, Pennsylvania Bayfront Hotel was recently recognized for management excellence at the 2011 Reach the Peak Starwood East Coast Sales and Operations Kickoff conference in Boston. Managed by White Lodging, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront is the sole Sheraton property in the company’s portfolio and garnered the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Preferred Management Company status.

In other awards, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront was also honored at White Lodging’s 2010 Annual Awards Gala held at the new JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. At this event, the property was named a White Lodging Gold Hotel and, with its food and beverage operation ranked within the top one percent in the brand, Thomas Bednar was named White Lodging Food & Beverage Manager of the Year.

“I am honored to be recognized for our team’s accomplishments in 2010,” said Bednar. “Every team member should be proud, and I appreciate being invited to attend the GM Conference and Gala. It was over the top!”

Chuck Collins General Manager at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront echoed Bednar’s enthusiasm by saying, “We are truly honored by being recognized by Starwood and by White Lodging for our efforts. I am proud of our entire team and want to give a special salute to Tom Bednar.”

A waterfront hotel with views of Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront has 200 guest rooms and is connected by a skywalk to the Erie Convention Center.

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. 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. Their current portfolio consists of over 154 hotels in 17 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219- 472-2900.

SOURCE: White Lodging Services Corporation