WALLINGFORD, Connecticut – Emerald Hospitality Associates, having recently assumed management of the newly-acquired Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford/Meriden located in Wallingford, CT, is pleased to announce that Linzi T. Bell has joined the family as General Manager. Linzi is a North Carolina native who brings cross brand knowledge to our team from IHG, Marriott and Hilton brands such as Hampton and Hilton Garden Inn and a total of 15 years hospitality experience. She opened the Wallingford location in 2015 and continues to carry the torch for hospitality through various community groups and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. Jeremy Starr has the role of Director of Sales for the Wallingford, CT Hilton Garden Inn. Jeremy has worked in the hospitality industry for over 21 years and in a variety of different markets within the Mid-Atlantic as well as the Northeast Regions. He has opened 7 new hotels across a variety of brands including the Wallingford Garden Inn. A true Yankee, Jeremy was born in Connecticut, raised in Vermont, and educated in New Hampshire where he earned a degree in Sales and Marketing with a minor in Business Law. He focuses his energy in giving back to his community by volunteering countless hours to coaching youth sports.