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Waterford Hotel Group Associates Receive Top Honors
From Connecticut Lodging Association

WATERFORD, CT (November 12, 2010) --- Six Waterford Hotel Group associates and managers were honored as "Stars of the Industry" by the Connecticut Lodging Association during their 106th Annual Meeting on November 1. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel management firm, currently manages 16 Connecticut hotels, representing nearly 2,500 rooms.

Photo caption: (L-R) CLA Award winners John Fraher, Marriott Hartford Downtown; Anne Christensen, Marriott Hartford Downtown; Lindsey Campo, Marriott Hartford Downtown; Kristen Pikula, Residence Inn Southington; and Nadine Mullings Gentles, Hilton Hartford with Waterford Hotel Group President Rob Winchester and Courtyard Marriott Cromwell GM and former CLA President, Chuck Moran

"Stars of the Industry" Awards are presented to lodging employees that demonstrate exemplary professionalism and exceptional service. Additionally, General Manager Awards honor those who demonstrate professionalism in operating a CLA member property and have taken a leadership role in the industry through active participation in the association or community, and industry programs. Six Waterford Hotel Group associates and managers were honored, as follows:

Employee of the Year Awards

Outstanding Front Desk Associate of the Year
Nadine Mullings Gentles, Hilton Hartford

Outstanding Housekeeping Associate of the Year
Xiomara Rosario, Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

Outstanding Food & Beverage Associate of the Year
Lindsay Campo, Marriott Hartford Downtown

Manager of the Year Awards

Outstanding Manager of the Year
Anne Christensen, Marriott Hartford Downtown

Outstanding General Manager of the Year (150 Rooms or Less)
Kristen Pikula, Residence Inn Southington

Outstanding General Manager of the Year (150 Rooms or More)
John Fraher, Marriott Hartford Downtown

"To be honored as 'Stars of the Industry' is a fantastic achievement," commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group. "These individuals have worked very hard to earn these recognitions, and should be proud of their success."

About the Connecticut Lodging Association
The Connecticut Lodging Association serves as an advocate for the 2.7 billion dollar lodging industry in Connecticut. It is a complete resource to Connecticut hoteliers, providing them with educational and networking opportunities while representing their interests in the legislative and regulatory arenas. For more information, visit

About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 25 properties in eight states, representing more than 3,500 rooms. 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. The company's approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, visit the company's website at 

Lisa Beers 
Vice President, Public Relations 

Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Names Rosemary Vieira as General Manager for Springhill Suites by Marriott in Waterford, CT / October 2010

Waterford Hotel Group Names Stacy Alfield as Revenue Analyst / September 2010

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

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