New General Manager Appointed at Orchards Hotel

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Janell LaFleche has been promoted to general manager of Orchards Hotel.

LaFleche was welcomed to Hay Creek Hotels as the director of sales for Orchards Hotel in 2013. After increasing revenue during her three-year tenure in that position, she was promoted to assistant general manager, while maintaining her role in sales.

"Not only did Janell successfully balance both positions, she demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and an unabashed passion for the hotel. It is my pleasure to present this next chapter in her progressing career," said George Soderberg, vice president of operations for Hay Creek Hotels.

Originally from Cheshire, Mass., LaFleche began her career in hospitality at the Walt Disney World Company in 1997. After excelling at Anheuser Bush, LaFleche returned to her home state to join Canyon Ranch in Lenox as a buyer in 2001. She was recruited by Porches Inn in North Adams as group sales manager before being tapped by Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort to become their senior sales manager.

LaFleche is passionate about giving back to her community and is a Citivan member as well as a steering committee member and alumni of Berkshire Leadership Program through 1berkshire.  She has been coaching baseball for 15 years and was cofounder of a baseball league for underprivileged children in Pittsfield, which provides uniforms and equipment for the kids without assistance of donations.

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