Marshall Hotels & Resorts today named David C. Rijos as the general manager of the 163-room and suite Heritage Hotel & Convention Center in Southbury, Conn.
“David is an award-winning general manager with more than 30 years of experience operating nearly a dozen different independent and branded hotels in numerous segments and markets,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts. “He has a proven track record improving guest satisfaction scores while keeping profitability up and costs under control. I am confident that the Heritage Hotel & Convention Center will quickly regain its market leadership status under David’s stewardship.”
Previously, Rijos was general manager of the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., where he led the repositioning. He was general manager of such varied 4 Diamond properties as The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla., the 4 Diamond Omni Charlotte, 4 Diamond Renaissance Oklahoma City & Convention Center and the 4 Diamond Marriott Suite Resort on Sand Key, Clearwater, FL. During his tenure, Rijos was a three-time recipient of HVMG’s General Manager of the Year for Sales & Marketing, Coaching & Mentoring, two-time winner of HVMG’s RevPAR Growth Award and was recognized by Embassy Suite Hotel for Greatest RevPAR Year-Over-Year Increase for 2016. Rijos received his bachelor’s degree in Tourism/Food & Lodging with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Tennessee.
“The Heritage Hotel & Conference Center’s various luxuries, coupled with its prime location in such picturesque surroundings and dedicated staff, offer me a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the hotel’s rich 25-year history,” said Rijos. “I am confident we will continue to expand on the tradition of excellence that has allowed the hotel to be a market leader in the past.”
Nestled in Litchfield Hills in western Connecticut, the five-story Heritage Hotel & Conference Center is decorated in classic New England country style. The hotel combines country manor-style touches like six wood-burning fireplaces and roughhewn wood beams with state-of-the-art business and leisure amenities ranging from 28,000 square feet of meeting space encompassing 21 sophisticated function rooms to the championship golf at our nearby Pomperaug Country Club. Regarded as one of the top health clubs in the region, the hotel’s Riverwalk Athletic Club features two saltwater swimming pools, men’s and women’s saunas and team rooms, fitness classes and the latest cardio and weight training machines.
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