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Waterford Hotel Group Names Management Team for the 125-room Courtyard
by Marriott Currently Under Construction in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Appoints Paul Jensen as General Manager and Sharlene Lloyd as Director of Sales

WATERFORD, CT (February 3, 2012)Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointments of Paul Jensen as General Manager and Sharlene Lloyd as Director of Sales of the Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The Courtyard by Marriott Coatesville is currently under construction and is slated to open this spring.


New Director of Sales Sharlene Lloyd (left) and General Manager Paul Jensen
 at the new Courtyard by Marriott Coatesville, currently under construction

The new 125-room Coatesville Courtyard by Marriott is being developed and is owned by an affiliate of Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation . The $22 million Courtyard by Marriott is the initial investment of a redevelopment project by Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation that will include an 80,000-square-foot office building and a restaurant at Coatesville’s main intersection of Routes 30 Bypass and 82.  Once opened, the hotel will employ approximately 31 employees.  Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm headquartered in Waterford, CT, will professionally manage and operate the hotel.

As General Manager, Jensen will be responsible for all of the hotel’s operations, sales and administration. With more than 10 years hospitality management experience, his previous positions include General Manager for the Summerfield Suites by Wyndham and the Staybridge Suites, both in Malvern, PA. Jensen also served as Regional Director of Operations for five Staybridge Suites and four Candlewood Suites hotels in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  He joins the Coatesville team from his most recent position as Regional Vice President for Joshi Hotels Group, based in Allentown, PA.

Lloyd comes to Coatesville with extensive experience in both operations and sales management. As Director of Sales, she will be responsible for the total sales effort of the hotel. Her experience includes Director of Sales positions at several Pennsylvania hotels, including the Radisson Valley Forge and the Holiday Inn Morgantown, as well as a Director of Sales and Marketing role at the Hampton Inn in Wyomissing. Most recently, Lloyd served as Director of Sales & Marketing for the Residence Inn by Marriott in Exton.

“I am confident that Paul and Sharlene’s operations and sales experience coupled with their experience in the local market makes them the ideal candidates to lead the Courtyard Coatesville team,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group.

Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management and an Associates of Science Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and currently resides in Parkesburg, PA. Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Business Management from Liberty University in Fairfax, VA, and currently resides in Flying Hills, PA.

About Courtyard by Marriott Coatesville
The 125-room Courtyard by Marriott Coatesville will be one of the most high-tech hotels in the region. Overlooking the beautiful Brandywine River, the new 74,000 square foot Courtyard Coatesville will feature a modern, state-of-the-art lobby that includes a Bistro/Bar, 24-hour “Grab ‘N Go” market, a library and business/media center. The guestrooms provide amenities such as refrigerators and microwave ovens, high speed Internet access, new flat screen televisions, as well as irons and ironing boards and in-room hair dryers. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, whirlpool spa, exercise room, and an enclosed outdoor courtyard with a fire pit.

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.
Ph. 860-701-9621
lbeers@waterfordgroup.net


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