News for the Hospitality Executive
Waterford, CT (May 21, 2009) --- Waterford Hotel Group was presented with Marriott International's "Spirit to Serve Award for Community Service” at the recent 2009 CFRST (select-service and extended-stay) Owners Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes the company that best demonstrates and supports its and Marriott's values of community service through employee volunteerism, in-kind donations and overall "Spirit to Serve".
“The Spirit to Serve Award for Community Service" is presented to companies whose programs reflect a strategic approach to corporate citizenship, something that our customers, guests, investors and business partners expect from the companies with whom they do business,” stated Arne Sorenson, President and COO of Marriott International. “Waterford’s philosophy on community service is closely aligned with that of Marriott International,” added Sorenson.
About Marriott International
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. For more information, visit www.marriott.com
About Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, manages 25 properties nationwide, 15 of which are Marriott branded hotels. 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. For more information, visit www.waterfordgroup.net
About Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
The Waterford Group Charitable Foundation is a private foundation that seeks to support the communities in which associates of Waterford Group and affiliates live and work. The Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of others through monetary and gift-in-kind donations, as well as volunteering at various events. Donations are provided to not-for-profit organizations that support health and well-being, youths, arts and cultural activities, and other various community initiatives.
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