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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Robert Reeves as General Manager of
The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Massachusetts Owned by an Affiliate
of Amherst College, the Amherst Inn Company

WATERFORD, CT (April 1, 2011) – Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Robert J. Reeves as General Manager of The Lord Jeffery Inn located in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Lord Jeffery Inn is currently closed for a $14 million restoration and renovation project, and is slated to reopen late summer of 2011. The property is owned by the Amherst Inn Company, an affiliate of Amherst College, and is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm.

As General Manager, Reeves is responsible for all of the inn’s operations, sales and administration. He joins The Lord Jeffery Inn from his most recent position as Director of Operations for The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC, where he had also once served as Food & Beverage Director. Previously, Reeves spent seven years with the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, where he served in such positions as Director of Operations, Food & Beverage Director, and Restaurant General Manager.

“Robert brings a wealth of hospitality experience to his position as General Manager of The Lord Jeffery Inn,” commented Rob Winchester, President of Waterford Hotel Group. “He will be a tremendous asset in showcasing this newly renovated property as the premier destination for lodging, dining, corporate meetings, and social events.”

Reeves is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Amherst, MA with his family.

About The Lord Jeffery Inn
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 current extensive renovation will provide interior enhancements and a modernization of the facility, while maintaining its historic New England charm.

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

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

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