Waterford promotes Chiappa

Hospitality management company Waterford Hotel Group has promoted Chris Chiappa to VP, acquisitions and business development – East.

In this role, he will seek new business for the company, including management and investment opportunities, with a concentrated effort in the Eastern region of the U.S. His hospitality career with Waterford began in 2012 as operations manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, CT. His career led him to various roles with the company, including GM, financial analyst and, most recently, corporate director of business development. In the last year, he helped propel the growth of Waterford’s portfolio with the addition of five hotels in the Northeast, including Courtyard by Marriott Lenox, MA; Hampton Inn Lenox, MA; Courtyard by Marriott Lebanon, NH; Marriott Residence Inn Kingston, NY; and, most recently, Hutton Brickyards Resort + Spa in Kingston, NY.

Along with Brian Ehrlich, VP, acquisitions and business development – West, Chiappa will expand Waterford’s portfolio nationwide.

“Chris has been instrumental in the growth of our portfolio and well deserving of this promotion,” said Michael Heaton, president, Waterford Hotel Group. “We are building on recent successes and strengthening our growth strategy for a nationwide expansion. Chris and Brian will work collaboratively to further this momentum.”

“The growth of our development team signifies the commitment of our organization to expand into new markets, deepen our relationships with existing clients and bring our high level of service to new clients,” said Chiappa. “I look forward to building upon our success with hotel owners that would benefit from a hotel operator with deep resources and is committed to maximizing the value of their hotel investment.”