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 Waterford Hotel Group Associates Honored by Connecticut Lodging Association; 
General Manager Chuck Moran Named as President of Association
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Waterford, CT- October 27, 2008 - At its 104th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, the Connecticut Lodging Association (“CLA”) recently recognized numerous Waterford Hotel Group associates as “Stars of the Industry”.  The association also named Chuck Moran, General Manager of the Waterford-managed Holiday Inn of New London, as President of the Connecticut Lodging Association for a 2-year term.  Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm, has a strong presence in Connecticut with 17 hotels under management representing more than 2,600 rooms. 

Chuck Moran brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience to his position as President of the Board of Directors for CLA.  Since joining Waterford Hotel Group in 1999, he has contributed significantly toward improving Connecticut’s hospitality industry.  Most recently, he served as Treasurer for the CLA.  “It is an honor to be chosen to fill this important role and in helping to build upon tourism as an important economic engine for Connecticut,” commented Chuck Moran.  “Volunteerism is what keeps our association strong.  It is my privilege serve as President and to be able to pull on the vast resources at Waterford to help our tourism industry as a whole,” added Moran.
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(L-R) Jillian Alps of Sproviero Asset Management and Past President (2006-2008) of the CT Lodging Association; Geoff Stewart, General Manager of Sheraton Bradley Hotel Windsor Locks and recipient of the General Manager of the Year Award (151 rooms or more) from the CT Lodging Association; and Chuck Moran, General Manager of the Holiday Inn New London and President of the CT Lodging Association 
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“Stars of the Industry” Awards are presented to lodging employees that demonstrate exemplary professionalism and exceptional service.  Additionally, General Manager Awards honor those who demonstrate professionalism in operating a CLA member property and have taken a leadership role in the industry through active participation in the association or community, and industry programs.  Associates from three of Waterford Hotel Group’s managed hotels walked away with five awards in total, as follows:
General Manager of the Year
(151 rooms or more)
Geoff Stewart
Sheraton Bradley Hotel, Windsor Locks

General Manager of the Year
(150 rooms or less)
Farouk Rajab
Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell

Outstanding Manager of the Year
Laura Rivera, Executive Housekeeper
Holiday Inn, New London

Front Desk Associate of the Year
Rosemary Vieira
Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell

Food & Beverage Associate of the Year
James King, Executive Chef
Sheraton Bradley Hotel, Windsor Locks

About Connecticut Lodging Association
The Connecticut Lodging Association serves as an advocate for the 2.7 billion dollar lodging industry in Connecticut.  It is a complete resource to Connecticut hoteliers, providing them with educational and networking opportunities while representing their interests in the legislative and regulatory arenas.  For more information, visit www.ctlodging.org.

About Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, 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 www.waterfordgroup.net.

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Contact:

Contact: Lisa Beers
VP Public Relations
Waterford Group, LLC
Phone: (860) 701-9621
E-Mail: lbeers@waterfordgroup.net

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Also See: Len Wolman Named Connecticut Lodging Association’s Hotelier of the Year / October 2006
Connecticut Lodging Association Names John Trudeau as "Outstanding Manager of the Year" and Juan Rivera  as "Outstanding Housekeeping Associate of the Year" / September 2005

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