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Waterford Hotel Group Names Farouk Rajab as General Manager
of the 285-room Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
in Groton, Connecticut


GROTON, CT (August 12, 2011)
--- Waterford Hotel Group recently announced the appointment of Farouk Rajab as General Manager of the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. Located in Groton in the beautiful Mystic region of Coastal Connecticut, the AAA 4-Diamond, 285-room Mystic Marriott is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel and convention center management firm with offices in Waterford, CT.

In his new role at the Mystic Marriott, Rajab will oversee all operational aspects of the full-service facility, manage all full-time and part-time staff, and will be responsible for revenue and profitability, as well as customer, associate and owner satisfaction. He joins the Mystic Marriott team from his most recent position at Waterford Hotel Group as Regional Hotel Director, where he directly oversaw the on-going operations of a portion of Waterford Hotel Group’s hotel portfolio. Rajab began with Waterford in 2005 and has served as General Manager for several of the company’s managed properties, including the Courtyard by Marriott in both Cromwell, CT and Norwich, CT.

“We are excited to have Farouk lead the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa team,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group. “With an extensive hospitality background and a successful track record overseeing the properties in our portfolio, he will prove to be a tremendous asset in furthering the reputation of the Mystic Marriott as an outstanding destination for leisure and business travelers alike.”
Rajab is highly involved his community, and has held positions in numerous committees and tourism organizations within the Southeastern Connecticut region, including the Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Mystic Coast and Country Group & Tourist Information Center. He currently resides in Pawcatuck, CT.

About the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in the beautiful Mystic region of Coastal Connecticut. An architecturally stunning property with a resort feel, the Mystic Marriott welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, along with Octagon steakhouse, are AAA Four-Diamond rated facilities. The hotel consists of 285 rooms, including six luxurious suites, 25,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space including two ballrooms, Octagon restaurant, a bar and lounge, a Starbuck’s Coffee Bar, a fitness center, and the region’s only Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.  The hotel is professionally managed by 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 3,500 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:

Lisa Beers
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
(860)701-9621
lbeers@waterfordgroup.net


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