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Waterford Hotel Group Leadership Conference Honors Top Performers

Wednesday February 19th, 2014 - 8:58AM


Recognizing the Team of the Year (l. to r.): Len Wolman, chairman/CEO, Waterford Group; Steve Matiatos, GM, and Dan Miller, director of sales, Courtyard Marriott Cromwell; and Rob Winchester, president/COO, Waterford Hotel Group.

HARTFORD, CT—Waterford Hotel Group recognized its top performing teams of 2013 during the company’s recent Annual Leadership Conference and Awards Celebration, held here at the Marriott Hartford Downtown.

The two-day conference was attended by Waterford representatives and nearly 60 managers from properties in the Group's portfolio, and provided attendees the opportunity to share ideas and set goals.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Destined for Greatness,” was emphasized throughout various breakout sessions and presentations on topics such as sales, development and business intelligence. Len Wolman, chairman/CEO of Waterford Hotel Group, also addressed the conference attendees on  company initiatives for 2014, the importance of leadership and Waterford’s core values.

During an awards ceremony Waterford recognized its 2013 top performers, including Team of the Year Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, CT and Associate of the Year Jhenny Pierre from the Residence Inn by Marriott in Danbury, CT, as well as various department performance awards, including::

Whatever it Takes: Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport - Windsor Locks, CT; Charitable Excellence: Andover Inn – Andover, MA; Housekeeping Team of the Year: Courtyard by Marriott – Stuart, FL; Food & Beverage Team of the Year: Marriott Hartford Downtown – Hartford, CT; Maintenance Team of the Year: Residence Inn by Marriott – Danbury, CT; Front Desk Team of the Year: The Lord Jeffery Inn – Amherst, MA; Most Improved RevPAR: Residence Inn by Marriott – Concord, NH; Manager of the Year: Ali Dezfoli, Service Excellence Manager, Marriott Hartford Downtown – Hartford, CT; Associate of the Year: Jhenny Pierre, Front Office Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott – Danbury, CT; Director of Sales of the Year: Michele Hughes, Connecticut Convention Center – Hartford, CT; General Manager of the Year: Robert Reeves, The Lord Jeffery Inn – Amherst, MA; and Team of the Year: Courtyard by Marriott – Cromwell, CT.