Guido Kerpel, regional VP of Canada for hotel owner, operator and developer New Castle Hotels & Resorts, announced that Annette Williston has been promoted to general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites Halifax-Dartmouth in Nova Scotia. Previously, Williston served as the hotel’s assistant GM.
Williston was part of the hotel’s opening team in 2009, starting as a front-desk supervisor. In subsequent years, she held numerous operational and marketing positions including director of sales, housekeeping manager and front office manager before her promotion to assistant GM in 2018.
“Annette has a terrific work ethic and a demonstrated ability to meet any challenge and thrive in every aspect of hotel management,” Kerpel said in a statement. “With new capacity entering the market this spring, it is critically important for both our guests and associates that we have strong, consistent leadership going forward. She has earned this promotion and is the hands-down best person for the assignment."
The Hampton Inn offers 163 refurbished rooms and suites in Atlantic Canada’s shopping and entertainment district, Dartmouth Crossing. The pet-friendly hotel offers a heated indoor pool with a 150-foot slide, 1,700 square feet of upgraded meeting space, complimentary Wi-Fi and Hampton’s free hot breakfast.