SHELTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, announced the promotion of John Fields to area manager of the Connecticut region comprising the Hilton Garden Inn, Norwalk, Conn., the Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn, Shelton, Conn., where he also will have general manager responsibilities. Simultaneously, Terry Rawstern was named general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, Norwalk, Conn.
A veteran hotelier, Fields joined New Castle in 2011 from Linchris Hotel Corporation, bringing with him some 20 years of industry experience in New York and New England. Earlier in his career, Fields earned certification as a Hampton and Hilton Garden Inn general manager and served with Island Hospitality, IHG and Cendant, among others.
Rawstern’s hospitality career has taken him across the U.S. as general manager of several Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Connecticut, as well as destination properties in Vail, Colo., Orlando, Fla. and the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was an associate hotel director for Celebrity Cruise lines aboard the Celebrity Eclipse and Equinox sailing from Southampton, England, and Rome, Italy, before offering consultation services through Green Turtle Partners in Bucharest, Romania and Rome.
“In this competitive hospitality environment, experience matters,” said Gerry Chase, CEO of New Castle. “In John and Terry, we have two veteran hotel operators who understand how to inspire great service from their associates to maximize both guest satisfaction and owner returns.”
Based in Shelton, Connecticut, New Castle Hotels & Resorts owns and operates more than 26 hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. NCHR is a preferred operator for major US hotel brands and Hotel Business and Hotel Management magazines consistently rank the privately-held company among the top 100 hotel management and development companies in the United States.