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Duane Schroder Named General Manager of the
Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Waterford, CT – October 10, 2006 --- Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Duane Schroder as General Manager of the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, MI. As General Manager, Schroder will be responsible for all phases of the hotel’s operations, sales and administration, including the management of approximately 40 associates. Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm, professionally manages the 150-room hotel. 

After completing his hospitality degree from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, Schroder joined Waterford Hotel Group as a participant in their International Associates Program in August 2002. He held positions within the Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Front Office departments at the Holiday Inn in New London, CT, and was then promoted to Assistant General Manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Princeton, NJ. In addition, Schroder successfully completed Task Force assignments at the Ramada Inn in Rutland, VT, Courtyard by Marriott in Concord, NH, Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, CT, and the Holiday Inn Express in Southington, CT. He then joined the team at the Hilton Hartford in CT as Front Office Manager, before being promoted to General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Southington, CT. 

“Duane has shown himself to be a true asset throughout his career with Waterford,” commented Terry Bickhardt, president and COO for Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. “As a successful graduate of our International Associates program, he has worked hard to continuously improve as a leader, and has demonstrated dedication to each hotel and to Waterford Hotel Group. He is most deserving of this promotion, and we wish him great success in this new role,” added Bickhardt. 


Lisa Beers 
VP, Public Relations 
(860) 701-9621 

Also See: 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
Partnership Lead by the Waterford Group Start Construction on $13 million Homewood Suites in Lansing, (Ithaca) New York / July 2006

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