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Waterford Hotel Group's Stuart Hotel Honored
with Marriott's 2010 "Best New Opening Award"

Stuart, FL (January, 2011) --- The Courtyard by Marriott in Stuart, FL was presented with the Marriott 2010 "Best New Opening Award" at an awards gala during the recent 2010 Marriott CFRST Owners Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. The 120-room Courtyard Stuart opened in January 2009 and was the first Courtyard in the Stuart area to feature the "refreshing business" makeover, which included a new lobby and room design. Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., a national hotel management firm, professionally manages the Stuart hotel.

Photo Caption: (L-R) Dave Grissen, President of The Americas, Marriott International; Mark Wolman, Principal and Director, Waterford Group; Arne Sorensen, President and COO, Marriott International; Rob Winchester, President and COO, Waterford Hotel Group; Liam Brown, COO, CFRST of The Americas, Marriott International; Glenn Jette, Hotel Owner; and Bob McCarthy, Group President, Marriott International.

The Annual Marriott CFRST (select-service and extended-stay) Owners Conference gives the Marriott team an opportunity to meet with their owners and franchisees to discuss priorities, opportunities and plans for the future. Marriott also recognizes their top performing companies at an awards ceremony held during the three-day conference.
"We have an outstanding and dedicated team of associates at the Courtyard Stuart," commented Rob Winchester, President and COO for Waterford Hotel Group. "This is a true testament to all those involved in opening this beautiful hotel."

About the Courtyard by Marriott Stuart
The four-story, 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Stuart is located at 7615 SW Lost River Road and represents the next phase of the nearly 18-acre 95 Riverside planned unit development on Florida?s Treasure Coast. Just six miles from downtown Stuart and 12 miles from area beaches, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, the Elliott Museum, Lyrick Theatre and the House of Refuge Museum. It is also the first Courtyard in the area to feature the "refreshing business" makeover, including a new lobby and room design. The hotel features 630 square feet of meeting space, high-speed wireless internet access, an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry, business center, the Bistro restaurant, and a full-service Starbucks on-site.

About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT, currently manages 27 properties in nine 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 

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