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Duane Schroder Appointed Director of Operations for the
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut

Groton, CT – July 31, 2009 - Duane Schroder was recently appointed as director of operations for the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa located in Groton, CT. In his new role, Schroder is responsible for overseeing the rooms and food & beverage departments of the hotel, including budgeting, scheduling, training, and maintaining the hotels AAA 4-Diamond rating, as well as strict adherence to all Marriott and Waterford Hotel Group standards. The 285-room Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm operating 25 properties in nine states.
Schroder joins the Mystic Marriott team after nearly three years as general manager of the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He began his career with Waterford Hotel Group in 2002 as a participant in the company’s International Associates Program, after completing his hospitality degree from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Schroder then held positions in food and beverage, housekeeping, and the front office departments at numerous hotels within the Waterford portfolio, including front office manager of the Hilton Hartford in CT, before being promoted to general manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Southington, CT.
“Duane’s hospitality experience will be a valuable asset to the Mystic Marriott team, and we are excited to have him onboard,” commented Michael Allen, general manager for the hotel. “I am confident that he will excel in his new position.”
About the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in the beautiful Mystic region of Coastal Connecticut and is the only AAA Four-Diamond property in the area. An architecturally stunning property with a resort feel, the Mystic Marriott welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. Guests enjoy dining in Octagon, the Zagat rated steakhouse voted best hotel dining in all of Connecticut in a recent reader's poll by Connecticut Magazine. The renowned, newly renovated, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, offers head to toe pampering with discounts available to overnight hotel guests. A wonderful venue for weddings, conferences or board meetings, a well appointed 20,000 square feet of function space can be found at this property which has made AAA's prestigious list of four-diamond properties for 6 consecutive years.
Minutes away are the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, the famous Connecticut Wine Trail featuring nineteen beautiful vineyards and fine wineries and the historic Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, with special packages available year round. A hidden gem in a spectacular setting, visit the hotel that was recently named "2008 Best of East" property by Meetings East.
About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group is a national hotel management firm with 25 properties managed in nine states. With corporate offices in Waterford, CT, Waterford Hotel Group is one of the most successful management companies in the hospitality industry. The company’s nationwide roster of properties consistently achieves exceptional market share and returns well above industry averages. This outstanding track record is based on strategic growth, intimate knowledge of industry trends, and providing value for customers and investors. For further information, contact Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., 914 Hartford Turnpike, P.O. Box 715, Waterford, CT 06385

Michael Allen
  General Manager
  Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
  Phone: (860) 446-2600


Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Hosts 80 Managers from 27 Properties at its 17th Annual Leadership Conference; Duane Schroder Named General Manager of the Year / January 2007
Duane Schroder Named General Manager of the Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan / October 2006



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