News for the Hospitality Executive
Waterford, CT (January 21, 2010) --- Kristi Herr has been named Director of Sales for both the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich and SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Waterford. Both properties are professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, which operates 25 properties in nine states.
As Director of Sales, Herr will be responsible for the total sales efforts of both hotels, including developing and maintaining new accounts, supervising sales related personnel, and implementing sales and marketing strategies so as to maximize profits of the hotels while maintaining guest satisfaction.
Herr joined Waterford Hotel Group in 2003, where she served in various sales positions including Director of Sales at the Residence Inn Downtown in Hartford, and Sales Manager at the full-service Marriott Hartford Downtown. She relocated to the metro Detroit area in 2006 and worked as Director of Sales for several Detroit hotels, including the Residence Inn by Marriott Detroit/Novi, the Marriott at Centerpoint, and the Hilton Garden Inn. Herr returned to Connecticut in 2009 and most recently served as Sales Manager for the New Haven Hotel.
Herr has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Sales & Meeting Management and an Associate’s Degree in Travel & Tourism Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She currently resides in Old Lyme.
“We are very pleased to welcome Kristi back to the Waterford team,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO for Waterford Hotel Group. “With her sales experience we believe she will be a great asset for both the Courtyard Norwich and SpringHill Suites Waterford. I wish her great success in her new roles,” he added.
About Courtyard by Marriott Norwich
With 120 guestrooms, the Courtyard by Marriott Norwich can accommodate all types of travelers. Spacious guestrooms offer amenities such as high speed Internet access, remote-controlled TV with cable and premium movie channels, air conditioning, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, in-room hair dyers, as well as bathrooms that feature bathtubs equipped with massaging spray jets. Other hotel features include a 24-hour market, business center, indoor pool, whirlpool spa, exercise room, and guest laundry facilities. Conveniently located off interstate 395, Courtyard by Marriott Norwich is mere minutes away from area casinos, Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, Ocean Beach Park and other area attractions.
About SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford
With 80 guestrooms, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford features amenities for families and business guests alike. Accommodations include separate sleeping and living areas, pillow-top mattresses, free high-speed Internet access, a pull out sofa, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Other hotel features include a Grab ‘n Go Market, a complimentary extended continental breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, and guest laundry facilities. Conveniently located off interstate 95, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waterford is mere minutes away from area casinos, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Pfizer, Ocean Beach Park and other area attractions.
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 www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.
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