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Lancaster, PA (October 24, 2016) — Willow Valley Associates, Inc. announced the addition of two Hampton Inn and Suites hotels to their portfolio. The Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Manheim/Lancaster West (close to the Spooky Nook complex), were acquired on October 24, 2016.

“We’re excited to bring these two strong hotels into our Willow Valley team / family”, said Diane Poillon, President and CEO of Willow Valley Associates. “In the Lancaster region they are strong performers.   We look forward to working with the teams at each site, and to continuing their success in the Lancaster market.”

Poillon announced that Brett Sechrist will be the Regional Manager of Focused Service Hotels for Willow Valley.  He will manage the four focused service hotels in Willow Valley’s portfolio. Previously Sechrist was the General Manager for Willow Valley’s Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn.

Through the last nearly 50 years, Willow Valley has grown from a small motel and restaurant along Willow Street Pike to what is now the Willow Valley family of companies, including the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster, Willow Valley Square Shopping Center, Willow Valley Lakes Business & Medical Center, Willow Woods Apartments, Willow Valley Communities (a 2,500 resident, 55+ community), the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in Harrisburg, and now the Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata and Hampton Inn & Suites Manheim/Lancaster West.