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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Kara Spinnato as Director of Sales for
Two Connecticut Properties, the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich
and the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Waterford

Waterford, CT (September 12, 2011)
--- Kara Spinnato has been named Director of Sales for two Southeastern Connecticut hotels - the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich and SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Waterford. Both properties are professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel and convention center management firm.

As Director of Sales, Spinnato will be responsible for the total sales effort of the hotel, including developing and maintaining new accounts, supervising sales related personnel, and implementing sales and marketing strategies so as to maximize profits of the hotel while maintaining guest satisfaction. She joins Waterford Hotel Group from her most recent position as Sales Manager for the Providence Biltmore Place in Providence, RI. Spinnato also previously served as Director of Sales for the Hyatt Place in Mystic, CT.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kara to Waterford,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO for Waterford Hotel Group. “With her sales experience we believe she will be a great asset to both the Courtyard Norwich and SpringHill Suites Waterford teams.”

Spinnato has a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Professional Selling from the University of Connecticut. She currently resides in Franklin, CT.

About Courtyard by Marriott Norwich
With 120 guestrooms, the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Norwich can accommodate all types of travelers. The hotel features a new state-of-the-art lobby with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news & weather via the GoBoard. Other hotel features include The Bistro - Eat, Drink, Connect, which provides guests with healthy food & beverage offerings in the morning, and evening dinner service with cocktails. The Courtyard Norwich’s spacious guestrooms offer amenities such as high speed Internet access, new flat screen televisions with cable and premium movie channels, air conditioning, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, in-room hair dyers, as well as bathrooms that feature bathtubs equipped with massaging spray jets. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, whirlpool spa, exercise room, and guest laundry facilities. Conveniently located off interstate 395, Courtyard by Marriott Norwich is mere minutes away from area casinos, Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, Ocean Beach Park and other area attractions.

About SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford
The 80-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford features amenities for families and business guests alike.  Accommodations include separate sleeping and living areas, pillow-top mattresses, free high-speed Internet access, a pull out sofa, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.  Other hotel features include a Grab ‘n Go Market, a complimentary extended continental breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, and guest laundry facilities. Conveniently located off interstate 95, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford is mere minutes away from area casinos, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Pfizer, Ocean Beach Park and other area attractions.

About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including select service 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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