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Waterford, CT (October 25, 2016) – Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Prentim (Pete) Iljazi to General Manager of the 120-room Courtyard by Marriott in Stuart, Florida. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm, manages the hotel. As general manager, Iljazi will be responsible for all phases of the hotel’s operations, sales and administration, as well as the associates employed at the hotel.

Most recently, Iljazi was the General Manager at the Residence Inn in Danbury, CT and prior to that, the Front Office Manager at the Residence Inn in Hartford, CT, both managed by Waterford Hotel Group. Previously, he held numerous management positions including: Assistant General Manager at the Holiday Inn in North Haven, CT; Director of Operations at Hotel Sierra in Shelton, CT; and Owner of Three Guys Pizzeria in Watertown, CT. Iljazi studied Hotel Management at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.

“Pete is a true leader with extensive experience in the hospitality industry,” commented Rob Winchester, President and COO of Waterford Hotel Group. “We are happy he has continually chosen to grow his career with Waterford, and I know the Courtyard Stuart team will thrive under his direction.”

About Courtyard by Marriott Stuart

The four-story, 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Stuart, a Marriott International Platinum Circle Award recipient, 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 is one of the nation's leading hotel and convention center management companies. The company operates 18 properties in 7 states, representing over 2,700 total rooms and 630,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The collective expertise of the team and track record of success has earned Waterford distinction as an approved operator for the leading hotel brands. Whether the involvement begins at conception or during operation, Waterford Hotel Group strives for successful performance and profitability of each managed property, while maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and cleanliness. For more information, visit

Contact: Lisa Beers / 860-701-9621

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