News for the Hospitality Executive
Amherst Inn Company Selects Waterford Hotel Group to
the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Massachusetts;
Inn to Undergo a $14 million Renovation
WATERFORD, CT (November 16, 2010) --- Waterford Hotel Group has been selected to provide hotel management services for the Lord Jeffery Inn located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Additionally, Waterford is providing pre-opening services while the Lord Jeffery Inn is closed for a $14 million restoration and renovation project. The Lord Jeffery Inn is owned by the Amherst Inn Company, an affiliate of Amherst College, and is slated to reopen in the spring of 2011.
For more than 80 years, the Lord Jeffery Inn has been an integral part of Amherst and the surrounding community. The 46,000 square foot Lord Jeffery Inn was built in the 1920s and includes 49 rooms, a restaurant, a ballroom, and flexible meeting space. The extensive renovation will provide interior enhancements and a modernization of the facility, while maintaining its historic New England charm. "Waterford Hotel Group has a wealth of experience with a diverse portfolio of managed properties, ranging from a historic inn to full-service hotels. They bring a level of expertise to the Lord Jeffery Inn that will allow us to embrace and maintain the history of the facility, while at the same time providing first-class accommodations, superior service, and fine dining to our patrons," commented Peter Shea, President of the Amherst Inn Company and Treasurer of Amherst College.
"We look forward to working with the Amherst Inn Company in reintroducing the Lord Jeffery Inn to the community as the premier destination for lodging, dining, corporate meetings, and social events," stated Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 27 properties in nine states, representing more than 3,600 rooms. 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.waterfordhotelgroup.com.
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