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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Robin Ann Brown as Director of Sales and Catering
of The 49-room Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Massachusetts Owned by an
Affiliate of Amherst College, the Amherst Inn Company




WATERFORD, CT (May 5, 2011)
– Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Robin Ann Brown as Director of Sales and Catering 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 fall 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.

In her new role as Director of Sales, Brown will be responsible for the total sales and catering efforts at The Lord Jeffery Inn. She joins the Inn’s management team with more than 30 years of sales and catering experience, beginning her career as a Culinary Apprentice with The Ritz Carlton in Boston. Since that time, Brown has held numerous positions in hotels throughout Massachusetts, including Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Director of Catering and Banquets, and Director of Catering. She has also held the Director of Sales title for the Best Western Royal Plaza in Fitchburg, the Sheraton Four Points in Leominster and the Courtyard by Marriott in Fitchburg. Brown most recently served as Senior Sales Manager for the Andover Inn in Andover.

“We are very pleased to welcome Robin to The Lord Jeffery Inn team,” commented Robert Reeves, General Manager for the Inn. “With her extensive sales experience we believe she will be a great asset to our property. I wish her great success in her new role,” he added.

Brown holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Food & Beverage Management from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a member of Meeting Planners International (MPI), as well several area business organizations including the North Central, Merrimack Valley, North Boston, and Nashoba Valley Chambers of Commerce.
Brown currently resides in Fitchburg, MA.

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 www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.
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Contact: 

Robert Reeves 
General Manager
The Lord Jeffery Inn  
rreeves@waterfordhotelgroup.com

 
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