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Ernest Thompson Appointed General Manager of the Residence Inn
by Marriott in Danbury, Connecticut

DANBURY, CT (October 25, 2007) --- Waterford Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Ernest Thompson as general manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Danbury, CT . The property is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc ., a national hotel management firm currently operating 26 properties. 

As general manager, Thompson will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the hotel. He began his hospitality career as an accounting manager for the Marriott Executive Park in Charlotte, NC. Since then he has held positions in accounting, human resources, and operations for brands such as Four Points, Wyndham Gardens, Woodlawn Suites, SpringHill Suites, and Courtyard. Thompson most recently served as general manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kingston, NY. 

“We are excited to welcome Ernest as general manager to the Residence Inn Danbury family,” said Terry Bickhardt, president of operations and marketing for Waterford Hotel Group. “His extensive background and successful track record in the hospitality industry will prove to be a great asset for our hotel.” 

Thompson is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, where he earned a BA in Business Information Systems. He currently resides in Pleasant Valley, NY. 

About Residence Inn by Marriott Danbury 
The Residence Inn by Marriott Danbury features studio as well as one and two bedroom suites, making it the only all suite hotel in the Danbury market. Their 78 spacious suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, plenty of space for relaxing, entertaining or meetings, and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Other hotel features include 286 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and outdoor barbecue and picnic area. The hotel is located only minutes from the O'Neil Center, Danbury Fair Mall, and the Richter Park Golf Course. 

About Waterford Hotel Group 
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 26 properties in 8 states. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services 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 . 


Lisa Beers 
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. 
(860) 701-9621

Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Kevin Pagnano and Tina Fleming to General Manager Posts / October 2007


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