|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.
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.
|"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
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
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.