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Chuck Moran Named General Manager for
Courtyard by Marriott In Cromwell, Connecticut

Cromwell, CT- Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Chuck Moran as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, CT.  The 145-room property is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm managing 26 properties in 9 states. 

As general manager, Moran will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the Cromwell hotel. He joined Waterford Hotel Group in 1999, and brings to the Cromwell team nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, including his most recent position as general manager for the Holiday Inn New London. Moran previously served as general manager for numerous hotels, including the Residence Inn in Tinton Falls, NJ, and the Ramada Limited in Branford, CT. He also held the position of general manager for the award-winning Octagon restaurant at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton.

“Chuck’s leadership skills and his experience in both operations and food & beverage make him the ideal candidate for this position,” said Terry Bickhardt, co-president for Waterford Hotel Group. “We wish him great success in his new role in Cromwell.”

Moran is highly involved in his community, holding positions on numerous committees and tourism organizations in Connecticut. In October of this year, he was named as President of the Connecticut Lodging Association for a 2-year term. Moran is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, with an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies. He currently resides in Salem, CT. 

About Courtyard by Marriott Cromwell
The 145-room Courtyard by Marriott Cromwell is located in the heart of Connecticut just minutes from downtown Hartford. Just off I-91, this location makes all destinations such as Aetna, Pratt & Whitney, Henkel or Bradley International Airport easily accessible. The Courtyard offers  functional and flexible meeting and banquet space, large corporate friendly rooms, a full service restaurant and lounge, 24-hour market, indoor pool, and fitness center.

About Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, manages 26 properties in 9 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
VP Public Relations
Waterford Group, LLC
Phone: (860) 701-9621

Also See: Gina M. Kunst Named General Manager of the Holiday Inn, New London, Connecticut / November 2008
Farouk Rajab Appointed General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell, CT / January 2007

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