New Castle Hotels & Resorts appointed Patricia Coulter to GM of the Fairfield Inn and Suites New Orleans. She was formerly the director of human resources for the company’s Marriott in Racine, Wis. The New Orleans property was acquired by New Castle in 2015, and is currently undergoing a $10-million renovation, with a targeted opening of early summer 2016.
Coulter is a career hotelier, who began her industry tenure with New Castle as a room attendant in 1991. Over the past two decades Coulter has worked in nearly every area of a full service hotel operation. Previous positions include rooms division manager, front office and reservations manager.
The Fairfield Inn and Suites New Orleans is located at 346 Baronne St., in the central business district and just one block off Bourbon St. The hotel will have 103 guestrooms and a full bar, and will offer complimentary breakfast and WiFi.