Waterford, CT (September 6, 2016) – Waterford Hotel Group has announced the promotion of Duane Schroder to General Manager of Marriott Hartford Downtown. As General Manager, Schroder is responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s operations. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm, manages the 409-room hotel.

Schroder joined the Waterford Hotel Group in 2002 as Director of Operations at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa and served as General Manager at the Radisson in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Hilton Hartford in Hartford, CT and the Holiday Inn Express in Southington, CT. Additionally, Schroder served with numerous task force opportunities at several Waterford properties. Most recently, Schroder was the Regional Hotel Director for Waterford. He received his Hospitality Degree from Witwatersrand University, where he participated in Waterford Hotel Group’s International Training Program.

“Duane has vast experience in all aspects of hotel management, making him the ideal fit for this position,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group. “I know the Marriott Hartford Downtown team will thrive under his leadership and we look forward to Duane continuing his hospitality career with Waterford.”