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 Ben Seidel Named Vice President, Development
for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
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WATERFORD, CT (January 19, 2006) --- Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. today announced the recent appointment of Ben Seidel as Vice President, Development for both Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. and its affiliate, Waterford Venue Services.    Waterford Hotel Group currently operates 29 properties nationally; Waterford Venue Services professionally manages the newly-opened, 550,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center.
 
As Vice President, Development, Seidel will have the primary responsibility for securing third-party management contracts for both hotels and public facilities, as well as identifying sites for potential new development by the firm.  In this capacity, Seidel will develop relationships with potential institutional, financial and individual partners. "I am excited to return to Waterford Hotel Group in this new capacity,” said Seidel. "We are a successful company with a proven track record for results and I look forward to contributing to the growth of our management portfolio.”
 
Seidel brings extensive hospitality and convention center experience to this position.  Most recently, he served as General Manager for the Connecticut Convention Center during the development and construction phase, as well as overseeing the Center’s successful opening in June 2005.    Prior to this appointment, Seidel served as Vice President/Managing Director of The Valley Forge Convention Center Complex.  Previously, Seidel held numerous senior level positions in marketing, food and beverage, and management within the hospitality industry, including prior appointments as General Manager and Regional Hotel Director with Waterford.  “Ben brings a wealth of industry experience to this position.  Equally as important is the past experience he has had with Waterford and the knowledge of our operating philosophies.  Ben understands what owners are looking for and how Waterford can meet those needs,” said Robert Winchester, President and COO, Busines Development for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
 
About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. is a national hotel management firm currently operating 29 properties in 9 states.  With corporate offices in Waterford, CT, Waterford Hotel Group is one of the most successful management companies in the hospitality industry.  The company’s nationwide roster of properties consistently achieves exceptional market share and returns well above industry averages.  This outstanding record of accomplishment is based on strategic growth, intimate knowledge of industry trends, and providing value for customers and investors. 
 
About Waterford Venue Services
Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group, manages large-scale public assembly facilities, such as the brand new Connecticut Convention Center. The company provides facility management expertise in many areas, such as accounting, procurement, sales and marketing, food and beverage, and operations. Waterford Venue Services is designed to oversee everything from executive level, large-scale directional decisions to those pertaining to the day-to-day operations of any specific property. Waterford Venue Services focuses its marketing efforts to pursue new markets and expand existing ones, in order to develop business and generate revenues for its facilities.

For further information, contact Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., 914 Hartford Turnpike, P.O. Box 715, Waterford, CT 06385; telephone 860-442-4559, fax 860-437-7752, or visit the company's website at www.waterfordgroup.net.

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Contact:

Lisa Beers
Vice President, Public Relations
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
Ph. (860)442-4559

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Also See: Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. Appointed as Manager of the Doubletree Hotel Bradley International Airport / November 2005


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