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Shelli Walczak promoted to general manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Merrillville, Ind.

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Shelli Walczak has been promoted to the general manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Merrillville, Ind.


"Through my many years working with White Lodging, I have been driven to better myself, my career and my company," said Walczak. "I have learned a great deal from past managers and hope to make this hotel one of the most well-known for cleanliness and service in the Merrillville area."

Walczak joined White Lodging in 2002 as a front desk supervisor for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hammond before transferring to the Courtyard Valparaiso, where she held numerous positions including cafe supervisor, housekeeping supervisor and front office supervisor.

"Shelli has had several positions in her nine-year career with White Lodging, the most recent as the Operations Manager at the Fairfield Inn Valparaiso," said John O'Connor, regional vice president with White Lodging. "Shelli was instrumental in positioning this hotel for improved results, and I am confident she will do the same in her new role at the Holiday Inn Express."

In her new position, Walczak said she is looking forward to learning a new brand and achieving and exceeding the benchmarks set by Holiday Inn Express and White Lodging.

The 62-room Holiday Inn Express Merrillville, 8375 Georgia St., in Merrillville, Ind., is located just off Interstate-65 and U.S. 30 and is equipped with a boardroom that seats 15, free high-speed wireless internet and a business center with printing, faxing and copying services. To book a room at the Holiday Inn Express Merrillville, visit

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company - a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit

Kathleen Quilligan
Phone: 219.472.2861
Fax: 219.472.2273

SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation

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