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Gina M. Kunst Named General Manager of the
Holiday Inn, New London, Connecticut

NEW LONDON, CT – December 1, 2008 - Gina M. Kunst has been named general manager of the Holiday Inn located in New London, CT. The 136-room Holiday Inn is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm managing 26 properties in 9 states.

As general manager, Kunst will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the hotel. She most recently served as the hotel’s director of sales, and has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality field. Kunst previously held multiple positions at the Hartford Marriott Farmington, and was the area account executive and task force sales manager for Marriott properties in North Carolina. She also served as catering manager at the Metro Center Marriott in Washington D.C, and before joining Waterford was the director of community relations for Benchmark Senior Living.

“Gina has done a wonderful job for us at the Holiday Inn and is well-respected by the hotel team.  She is most deserving of this promotion and we wish her great success in this new role,” commented Terry Bickhardt, co-president for Waterford Hotel Group. 
Kunst is a native of Avon, CT, and currently resides in Colchester.  She attended the University of Connecticut, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications in 1990.

About Holiday Inn New London
The Holiday Inn New London/Mystic is nestled in the heart of Mystic Country. Conveniently located off Interstate 95, the Holiday Inn is the preferred hotel for both the leisure and business traveler. The hotel is centrally located to Conn College, US Coast Guard Academy, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium. The Holiday Inn offers two onsite restaurants, Cascades Restaurant and Lounge and the onsite Outback Steakhouse.  Amenities include an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, business center, and complimentary high speed Internet access. The hotel also offers shuttle service to Mohegan Sun Casino.

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: Affiliate of Saunders Hotel Group Acquires the Holiday Inn Hotel in New London, Connecticut, Waterford Hotel Group Continues Management / January 2005



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