New General Manager and Director of Sales Named for Homewood Suites Syracuse


Homewood Suites by Hilton Syracuse-Carrier Circle, owned and operated by Pioneer Companies and managed by Emerald Hospitality, today announced that Jim Stocker has been appointed general manager of the new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel located at 6006 Fair Lakes Road East Syracuse.

The four story, 101 suite hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open October, 2015.   As general manager, Jim Stocker, will direct all areas of the hotel’s operations, including guest services, sales and marketing efforts and hotel administration.

“Jim has significant experience in the hospitality industry with a focus on management and sales and we believe that his overall strengths and passion for building relationships will be a great asset to the entire Homewood Suites Syracuse team,” said Ed Pavente, vice president of operations, Emerald Hospitality.

Prior to joining Homewood Suites Syracuse-Carrier Circle, Stocker was the general manager for another all suite property in Syracuse. Stocker is a graduate of Delmar College and holds a degree in Business Administration. In addition, Sarah Nichols has been appointed director of sales of the new Homewood Suites.  As director of sales of the upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel, Nichols will be in charge of networking and assessing the needs of local businesses, working with the general manager to facilitate marketing efforts, and overseeing sales initiatives that assure the success of the hotel.

“Based on Sarah’s excellent sales abilities, we are confident she will be instrumental in ensuring the success of the Homewood Suites Syracuse,” said Jeanne Carpentier, regional director of sales, Emerald Hospitality.   Prior to joining the Homewood Suites Syracuse-Carrier Circle, Nichols was sales manager for four high-end independent hotels. Nichols is a graduate of Monroe Community College and holds a degree in Hospitality Management, Hotel Technology.

When completed, the new Homewood Suites Syracuse-Carrier Circle will provide travelers amenities and services that maximize their travel budget. Offering guests inviting, generous all suite-accommodations including fully equipped kitchens and complimentary internet, additional essentials include free daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social Monday-Thursday. In addition, Homewood Suites by Hilton offers a complimentary grocery shopping service* and fun recreational options such as an outdoor cooking area, fitness center, indoor pool and sports court, enabling travelers to “stay in the groove.”

Homewood Suites by Hilton Syracuse-Carrier Circle participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.   For more information or to make a reservation,visit the hotel website at Homewood Suites Syracuse-Carrier Circle or call +1 315 433 1009   Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at and *Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

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