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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Jeffrey A. Roike
General Manager of the Hilton Hartford Hotel

Hartford, CT – May 16, 2008 --- Waterford Hotel Group has announced that Jeffrey A. Roike has been appointed as general manager of the Hilton Hartford Hotel. As general manager, Roike is responsible for all of the hotel’s operations, sales and administration, as well as the more than 240 associates employed at the property. Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. professionally manages the 393-room Hilton Hartford, which reopened in 2005 as a state-of-the-art, luxury hotel with all the benefits and convenience of a downtown location. 

A 23-year hospitality industry veteran, Roike most recently served as general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Previously, he held positions at a number of full-service hotels throughout the United States, including general manager of the Sheraton Nashua Hotel, director of operations for The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, and general manager for Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. 

“I am honored to join the Hilton Hartford team,” commented Roike. “I look forward to working with the talented team of hotel associates in providing outstanding service to our guests each day,” added Roike. 

“Jeff comes to the Hilton Hartford with extensive industry experience, particularly in downtown locations,” commented Terry Bickhardt, co-president of Waterford Hotel Group. “His strong operational, financial and leadership skills make him a valuable addition to our team. We wish him great success,” he added. 

About Hilton Hartford 
The Hilton Hartford is a state-of-the-art, luxury hotel with all the benefits and convenience of a downtown location that attracts business, convention and leisure travelers. Newly renovated in 2005, the transformed hotel features 393 guestrooms and 11 beautifully appointed suites, many of which overlook the renowned Connecticut State Capital building. The hotel boasts three executive level floors that have upgraded amenities and a private lounge serving a scrumptious complimentary continental breakfast, hors d'oeuvres and evening desserts. Every guestroom offers an array of personal amenities such as a coffee maker, iron/board, and all are equipped with dual-line telephones with private voice mail and high-speed internet access. When it is time to exercise, the Hilton Hartford hotel in Connecticut features an indoor pool, fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment, a whirlpool and a sauna. 

About Waterford Hotel Group 
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 23 properties in seven 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: The Waterford Group and Partners Reopen the 392-Room Hilton Hartford Following a $33 million Transformation / March 2005
Waterford Hotel Group Opens $13 Million Homewood Suites by Hilton in Ithaca, NY / May 2007


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