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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Gina Kunst as Regional Director of Sales

WATERFORD, CT (January 27, 2010) --- Waterford Hotel Group  has named Gina Kunst as Regional Director of Sales at its corporate offices in Waterford, CT. Waterford Hotel Group professionally manages 25 properties in nine states, representing nearly 3,500 hotel rooms nationwide, as well as the Connecticut Convention Center.

As Regional Director of Sales, Kunst will oversee and strategize sales and marketing efforts of the company’s select service hotels. Her duties include preparing and analyzing budgets, account management, and creating and implementing strategic marketing initiatives in tandem with the hotel’s Sales Directors.

With more than ten years of sales management experience, Kunst joins the Waterford corporate office from her most recent role as Director of Sales for the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich and the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Waterford. She joined the company in 2006 as Director of Sales for the Holiday Inn in New London, where she later served as General Manager. Her past experience includes serving in various hospitality capacities including task force, regional and property specific roles at a number of Marriott locations, including the Marriott Farmington in Connecticut, Marriott Durham in North Carolina, Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC, and the Triangle Area Marriott Hotels in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina.

“Gina has had great success at many of our Waterford hotels,” Rob Winchester, President & COO of Waterford Hotel Group. “With her multi-faceted experience and proven leadership skills she is a great addition to our regional team.”

Kunst holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studied Communications from the University of Connecticut. She currently resides in Colchester.
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, or visit the company's website at


Lisa Beers
  Waterford Group, LLC
  Phone: (860) 701-9621


Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Names Kristi Herr as Director of Sales for Courtyard Norwich and SpringHill Suites Waterford / January 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Michael Heaton Vice President, Operations and Karen Bachofner as Vice President of Sales, Select Service / October 2009

Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Gregory Smith as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance / June 2009

Marriott International Honors Waterford Hotel Group with "Spirit to Serve Award for Community Service" / May 2009

Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Michael Heaton and Farouk Rajab as Regional Hotel Directors / January 2009

Waterford Hotel Group Associates Honored by Connecticut Lodging Association; General Manager Chuck Moran Named as President of Association / October 2008


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