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 Waterford Hotel Group Names Suzanne Longo General Manager
of the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich, Connecticut
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(Norwich, CT - June 6, 2006) --- Suzanne Longo has recently been appointed as General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich, CT.  The property is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm currently operating 27 properties.  
 
Longo will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the hotel.  The Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich has been open since 1997 and features 120 guest rooms, Courtyard Café, fitness room, indoor pool, The Market- 24-hour self-serve pantry, business center and meeting facilities.   Additionally, Longo will oversee operations of the 24-room Rosemont Suites located adjacent to the Courtyard.  Longo begins her new position with many years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently employed as the General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, Rhode Island.  Previously, she served as the General Manager of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Waterford, Connecticut.  Her past experience includes serving as the Assistant General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich, CT, as well as numerous other positions held. 
 
Longo, a Norwich, CT resident, has been with Waterford Hotel Group since July 1997, and was recently honored as the company's 2005 General Manager of the Year.  "Sue has been an asset at a number of our hotels during her career with Waterford," commented Terry Bickhardt, president and COO for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.  "She has shown true commitment to each job, has worked hard to continuously improve as a leader, and has demonstrated dedication to each hotel, her staff, and Waterford Hotel Group.  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: Hersha Hospitality Trust Forms Joint Venture with Waterford Hospitality Group; HT Acquires Preferred Equity Interest in Nine Marriott and Hilton Hotels / June 2005
Waterford Hotel Group Holds 16th Annual Leadership Conference; Names 2005 Top Performers Award Winners / January 2006

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