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Strand Hospitality Services Appoints Brittany Polensky as Director of Sales for the Microtel Inn & Suites Greenville, N.C

GREENVILLE, NC. May 17, 2017 - Strand Hospitality Services and Greenville Hospitality Investments recently announced that Brittany Polensky has been hired as the Director of Sales for the Microtel Inn & Suites in Greenville, N.C. Polensky will oversee the day-to-day sales and marketing efforts of the hotel, which is located within minutes of Vidant Medical Center and Brody School of Medicine as well as East Carolina University.

“I am thrilled to join the team at the Microtel Inn & Suites,” said Polensky. “It is a wonderful property in a great location and I look forward to building relationships within the community and show them what we have to offer.”

Prior to joining the team at the Microtel Inn & Suites, Polensky was the Assistant Store Manager at a fast-paced retail store in Greenville, N.C. As the Assistant Store Manager, she was responsible for working with the District Manager to train new staff, adapt sales tactics and meet monthly store sales goals. She also managed numerous store associates and managers.

“Brittany is a great choice to lead the sales department at the Microtel Inn & Suites,” said Allan Brunner, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing for Strand Hospitality Services. “Her vast sales experience is sure to be an asset for the hotel and local market.”

Polensky currently resides in Greenville, N.C.

About Strand Hospitality

With headquarters shared between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach.Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 47 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full-service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third-party management. Today with over 20 high-quality hotels in its management portfolio, the company continues to grow through development, joint ventures and third-party management. It specializes in two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brand families including; Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice and IHG. http://www.strandhospitality.com

Contact:
Nichole Lederer
nlederer@sdchotels.com
704-771-4591

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