HARTFORD, CT (July 18, 2023) – Marriott Hartford Downtown in Hartford, CT has appointed Paul Stone as Business Development Manager. In his new role, Stone is responsible for soliciting new accounts and growing existing client relationships with an emphasis on corporate and group business for the luxury hotel featuring 409 guestrooms and approximately 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm, operates Marriott Hartford Downtown.
With more than 20 years of experience in business development and sales, Stone brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new position. Before joining the Marriott Hartford Downtown, Stone was the Director of Corporate & Community Relations at the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford. He has also held key roles such as Regional Franchise Sales Director for Culligan Water International in Rosemont, IL, and Senior Channel Partner Sales Director for Baker Hughes – GE Company in Houston, TX.
“We are thrilled to welcome Paul Stone to the Marriott Hartford Downtown team as our new Business Development Manager,” said Robin McHill, Director of Sales at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. “His exceptional track record in business development, strong leadership skills, and innovative mindset make him an ideal fit for this critical role. We are confident that Paul will play a pivotal role in driving our business forward and expanding our market reach.”
As the Business Development Manager, Stone will collaborate closely with internal teams to develop and execute strategic plans, identify emerging market trends, and implement targeted business development strategies. He will also work diligently to strengthen existing client relationships while establishing new partnerships to maximize the Marriott Hartford Downtown’s growth potential.
Photo caption: Paul Stone announced as new Business Development Manager at Marriott Harford Downtown.
About the Marriott Hartford Downtown
Located in Front Street District, Marriott Hartford Downtown overlooks the Connecticut River and is interconnected with the Connecticut Convention Center. Attracting business and leisure travelers alike since 2005, this 409 room upscale hotel features L Bar, Starbucks®, flexible meeting space, rooftop pool, fitness center, and Prossage Wellness Spa. Local Hartford attractions within walking distance include Infinity Hall, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Bushnell for Performing Arts, Old State House, and the State Capital Building. The Connecticut Science Center, an interactive educational science museum for adults and children, is adjacent to the hotel. To book a reservation or for more information, please call 860-249- 8000 or visit the website at www.marriott.com/bdldt.
About Waterford Hotel Group
Since 1986, Waterford and its affiliates have developed and operated hotel, gaming, and venue assets.
Waterford Hotel Group is an approved operator for the leading hotel brands and is experienced with virtually every type of hotel product, including full service, select service, resort properties, convention centers, and event venues. The company has owned and managed over 100 properties nationwide, ranging from large multi-use projects to small independent inns. For information, visit www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.