New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a third-party hotel-management company, owner and developer, appointed Stephen Borecki as GM of the 104-room Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown French Quarter Area.
Borecki’s career in hospitality included his most recent assignment with JenCare Senior Medical Centers, where he doubled the patient census by applying a hotelier’s approach to service to improve the patient experience. He launched his hotel career at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina before relocating to the New Orleans Marriott and advancing to GM of the New Orleans Downtown Courtyard, and later the dual-brand Metairie Courtyard and Residence Inn.
“The Fairfield is a real diamond tucked into downtown New Orleans,” Borecki said in a statement. “It has a great location, a well-trained staff and is truly the nicest select-service hotel in town. I look forward to helping it become more connected with the community and to sharing this little gem with visitors. We have all of the tools we need to grow this hotel and the careers of the people who work here.”
“Stephen’s passion for select-service hotels, familiarity with Marriott systems and local market experience made him the ideal person to lead this hotel into the next phase,” Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “This Fairfield is unique among its competitors because of its chic, locally inspired décor, full bar and historic touches. I know that Steve will do a great job of capitalizing on its upscale features to share this little gem with a wider audience. New Castle is known for championing the career growth of its associates, and I believe Steve’s commitment to mentoring others will mesh well with our company’s culture and values and support our growth plans in the South."
Borecki served two years on the board of directors of the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau, completing his tenure as chairman in 2016. He earned Marriott’s GM Role Model Award in 2012, and volunteered as a college mentor for seven years. Borecki earned his BAS in hospitality administration from Southern New Hampshire University.