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Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Dave Mattesen General Manager and Candy Iannucci-Guay Director of Sales of Hyatt House Windsor

WINDSOR, CT. September 7, 2017 - Waterford Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Dave Mattesen as General Manager and Candy Iannucci-Guay as Director of Sales of Hyatt House Windsor. Hyatt House Windsor is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm.

As General Manager, Dave is responsible for all of the hotel’s operations, sales and administration, as well as the associates employed at the property. Since 2005, Dave has held several positions at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, a Waterford-managed property. These include Banquet Supervisor, Assistant Outlets Manager, Banquet Manager, Front Office Manager, Food and Beverage Operations Manager, and most recently Director of Operations.

In her new role as Director of Sales, Candy will be 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. Candy joined Waterford Hotel Group as part of the opening team at the Marriott Hartford in September 2005. Since that times, she has held Sales Manager roles for both the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Hilton Hartford.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dave and Candy to the Hyatt House Windsor,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO at Waterford Hotel Group. “Both have enjoyed successful careers with Waterford Hotel Group, and will do very well in their new roles leading our Hyatt House team,” he added.

About Hyatt House Windsor

The 132-room Hyatt House Windsor features an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary breakfast, 24-hour market, meeting space, business center, and outdoor grilling area. The hotel is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Bradley International Airport, and seven minutes from the city center of Hartford. The hotel is located near Six Flags New England, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Eastern States Exposition Center, and Somerset Square Corporate Park, as well as the corporate offices for IBM, MetLife, and Accenture. The Hyatt House Windsor is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.hartfordnorth.house.hyatt.com.

About Waterford Hotel Group

Waterford Hotel Group is one of the nation's leading hotel and convention center management companies. 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 our website at www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.

Contact:
Lisa Beers
lbeers@waterfordgroup.net
860-701-9621

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