Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley names general manager

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Waterford Hotel Group has announced the promotion of Christopher Allen to general manager of the 237-room full-service Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, located in Windsor Locks. The hotel is owned by R.K. Bradley Associates, a partnership between affiliates of Konover Hotel Corp., the hotel’s asset manager, and Waterford Hotel Group, which operates the hotel.
Allen boasts more than 25 years of food, beverage and hospitality experience, and as general manager for the Sheraton Hartford will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the property. He joins the Sheraton team from his most recent role as director of operations for the 285-room Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, where he oversaw the rooms and food and beverage departments of the hotel. Before joining the Mystic Marriott, Allen served as resident hotel manager for the Boston Cambridge Marriott in Massachusetts, as well as food and beverage director for several properties, including the Marriott Seaview Resort & Spa in New Jersey and the Statler Hotel & J.W. Marriott Executive Education Center at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y.
“Chris has been an important asset to the company due to his extensive hospitality management experience,” said Rob Winchester, president and COO for Waterford Hotel Group. “This is a well-deserved promotion and we wish him great success in his new role at the Sheraton Hartford.”
Allen holds a certificate from the Executive Education General Manager’s Program at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and travel administration from the University of Massachusetts, and an associate degree in occupational sciences-culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. He currently resides in Medford, Mass.
The Sheraton Hartford Hotel is located inside the Bradley airport complex, with an elevator from the indoor, underground 300-car parking garage providing direct access to the hotel and Bradley International Airport terminals. The Sheraton has been renovated to include new beddinChristopherAlleng, bathrooms and amenities. On-site amenities of the 10-story hotel include a concierge floor and lounge, an indoor swimming pool and complete exercise facility, high speed Internet access, 15 meeting rooms, a full-service restaurant, lounge, Starbucks Café, and grand ballroom to accommodate meeting and banquet functions up to 400 people.
Waterford Hotel Group is one of the nation’s leading hotel and convention center management companies. The company operates 29 properties in eight states, representing more than 3,500 total rooms and nearly 700,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.

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