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Mari Palace Named General Manager of the Courtyard
by Marriott in Warwick, Rhode Island
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(Waterford, CT - June 8, 2006) --- Waterford Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Mari Palace as General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, Rhode Island.  The property is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm currently operating 27 properties.  
 
Palace will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the hotel.  The Courtyard by Marriott, Warwick has been open since May 2003 and features 92 guest rooms, Courtyard Café, fitness room, indoor pool, The Market- 24-hour self-serve pantry, business center and meeting facilities.   
 
Palace joins the Warwick Courtyard with many years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently employed as the Assistant General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, Connecticut.  Previously, she held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at other Waterford-managed properties since 1998.
 
"We are pleased to welcome Mari to her new position at the Warwick Courtyard," commented Terry Bickhardt, president and COO for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.  "Mari has succeeded in numerous positions during her tenure with Waterford, and has recently completed our extensive manager-in-training program.  We are confident that she will excel in this new position," added Bickhardt.
 
Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the United States.  Providing guests with a combination of casual comfort and time-saving services, Courtyard hotels feature large functional guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel.  Courtyard guest rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and two telephones equipped with data ports.  Other in-room amenities include free high-speed internet access, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and cable television with a free premium movies channel.  Designed by business travelers for business travelers, the Courtyard® provides all of the essential services and amenities for guests to stay productive while on the road.
 
Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company's approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company's website at www.waterfordgroup.net.
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Contact:

Lisa Beers
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
(860) 701-9621
lbeers@waterfordgroup.net

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Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Names Suzanne Longo General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich, Connecticut / June 2006
Waterford Hotel Group Holds 16th Annual Leadership Conference; Names 2005 Top Performers Award Winners / January 2006

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