WATERFORD, CT (June 28, 2018) – Waterford Hotel Group has announced the promotion of Karolina Nemchek as General Manager and the appointment of Karen Finkler as Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Danbury. Hilton Garden Inn Danbury is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm.

As General Manager, Nemchek is responsible for all of the hotel’s operations, sales, and administration, as well as the associates employed at the property. She started her career with Waterford Hotel Group in 2016 as a Task Force General Manager, where she helped manage several properties within Waterford’s growing portfolio. Her prior positions include General Manager at the Even Hotel in Norwalk, CT, General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Stamford, CT; Executive Director of Housekeeping at the Hilton Garden Inn W35th in New York, NY; as well as several other prominent management positions at Hilton Hotels across Connecticut and New York. Nemcheck is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting and Management.

In her new role as Director of Sales, Finkler is responsible for the total sales efforts for the hotel, as well as supervising sales related personnel, and implementing sales and marketing strategies to maximize profits while also maintaining guest satisfaction. Finkler began her hospitality career over 15 years ago as the Catering and Banquet Manager for the Arte En Chocolate in Orlando, FL. Other past roles include Guest Care Coordinator & Supervisor for the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL, Sales Coordinator at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven, CT; and Director of Sales at the Hyatt House in Shelton, CT. Most recently Finkler served as the General Manager at the Hyatt House Shelton. Finkler is a 2005 graduate of the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

“Karolina and Karen both bring extensive hotel management backgrounds to their respective roles,” commented Michael Heaton, President at Waterford Hotel Group. “We are excited to have Karolina and Karen on our Hilton Garden Inn Danbury team and know their skills and leadership will be a welcomed addition.”