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Waterford Hotel Group Awarded Management of
Clarion Inn & Suites Albany Airport; The Firms
Portfolio Now at 28 Properties
WATERFORD, Conn. - May 9, 2005 -- As one of the leading national hotel management companies, Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. manages a wide range of hotel brands and a variety of different size hotels. The company just added another hotel to its portfolio as it was chosen to manage the 132-room Clarion Inn & Suites Albany Airport in Latham, NY. The addition of this management contract brings the Connecticut-based hotel management firm's portfolio to 28 properties in 10 states.
"We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Choice Hotels and we look forward to operating a Clarion Inn & Suites," said Terry Bickhardt, president and coo, operations and marketing for Waterford Hotel Group. "Our significant amount of property management experience will be utilized to make this property even more successful. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Greater Albany community and to providing hotel guests with outstanding customer service."

 Clarion Inn & Suites Albany Airport
611 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, New York
The Clarion Inn & Suites Albany, owned by Ramsons One, Inc., is located only two miles away from the Albany International Airport. The hotel features include meeting facilities, high-speed wireless Internet access, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and additional guest-friendly amenities. Guests can also enjoy room service from the hotel's onsite dining establishment, Bennigan's Restaurant. The hotel's Clarion Class Business Room features a larger work desk with data ports, a two-line telephone, enhanced lighting, free in-room coffee, compact refrigerator, a 32-inch remote-controlled TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group is a national hotel management firm currently operating 28 properties in 10 states. With corporate offices in Waterford, CT, Waterford Hotel Group is one of the most successful management companies in the hospitality industry. The company's nationwide roster of properties consistently achieves exceptional market share and returns well above industry averages. This outstanding record of accomplishment is based on strategic growth, intimate knowledge of industry trends, and providing value for customers and investors. For further information, contact Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., 914 Hartford Turnpike, P.O. Box 715, Waterford, CT 06385; telephone 860-442-4559, fax 860-437-7752, or visit the company's website at

Choice Hotels International(R) is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world. Built on the foundation of the venerable Quality Inn(R) chain a pioneer in consistent mid-priced lodging, Choice Hotels(R) today is the worldwide franchisor of Comfort Inn(R), Comfort Suites(R), Quality(R), Sleep Inn(R), Clarion(R), MainStay Suites(R), Econo Lodge(R), and Rodeway Inn(R) brand hotels.


 Waterford Hotel Group

Also See: The Waterford Group and Partners Reopen the 392-Room Hilton Hartford Following a $33 million Transformation / March 2005
Waterford Group, LLC Completes $8 million Renovation on 39 Year Old Kingsley Hotel & Suites in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Will Carry the Radisson Brand / July 2003

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