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Waterford Hotel Group Names Mark Lombardi as Director of Sales
for Residence Inn Marriott and Holiday Inn Express, Southington, Connecticut

Southington, CT (April 27, 2010) --- Mark Lombardi has been named Director of Sales for both the Residence Inn by Marriott and the Holiday Inn Express hotels located in Southington, CT. Both properties are professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm.
As Director of Sales, Lombardi 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.
With more than eight years of hospitality experience, Lombardi most recently served as the Global Account Manager at HelmsBriscoe, responsible for hotel site selection and contract negotiations for meetings, conferences and group events. He previously worked as Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn in Shelton, and as Senior Sales Manager at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington.
Lombardi is a board member for the Coastal Fairfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and a member of the Connecticut Production Coalition. He has a degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Eastern Connecticut State University, and currently resides in Meriden.
“Mark’s enthusiasm, experience and dedication make him an excellent addition to the Residence Inn Marriott and Holiday Inn Express teams,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group. “We wish him success in this new role.”
About Residence Inn by Marriott Southington
The 94-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Southington hotel is designed to attract the extended stay business traveler, as well as the corporate and leisure traveler. The property features studios with Jacuzzis, as well as one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and dining areas. Additional hotel amenities include an exercise facility, indoor pool and whirlpool, an outdoor sports court and BBQ area, a business center, meeting facilities, free high speed internet access, daily full hot breakfast buffet, evening social reception and grocery shopping service.

About Holiday Inn Express Southington
The Holiday Inn Express Southington, Connecticut is located directly off I-84 at exit 32, in the heart of Southington. The newly renovated hotel is only minutes from the ESPN headquarters, General Electric, Trumpf, BAE Systems, as well as Connecticut's capital, Hartford. The 122-room hotel offers meeting space which can accommodate up to 80 people, a 24-hour market, free high-speed Internet access to connect with work and home, and a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning. For business or
pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express has what it takes to offer 100% satisfactory service.

About Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.
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 Hotel Group, Inc.
Ph. (860) 701-9621

Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Names Missy Stoner as General Manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton, Ithaca, New York / March 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Recognizes 2009 Top Performers; Juanita Smith, Hilton Hartford Room Attendant, Named the Associate of the Year / March 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Honors Top Performers at Annual Business Meeting, Hotel Team and Associate Among Awards Presented / April 2009

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