Kristen Pikula has been named GM of the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. As GM, Pikula is responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s operations. The 237-room full-service hotel is the only hotel located within the Bradley International Airport complex. The hotel’s asset manager is Konover Hotel Corporation, and the operations manager is Waterford Hotel Group, both national hotel companies.
Pikula has more than 10 years of hotel management experience with Waterford Hotel Group. She started her management career with the company as director of sales at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Southington, Conn., where she was appointed GM shortly thereafter. Pikula then became the GM of the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, Conn., where she was selected as the Waterford Hotel Group General Manager of the Year for 2016. She most recently was the director of operations at the Marriott Hartford Downtown in Hartford, Conn.
“Kristen has been with the company for years and has shown great leadership and dedication,” Michael Heaton, president at Waterford Hotel Group, said in a statement. “She is most deserving of this promotion and we wish her great success in her new role with the Sheraton Hartford team.”
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. On-site amenities of the 10-story hotel include a Concierge Floor and lounge, an indoor swimming pool and complete exercise facility, internet access, 15 meeting rooms, a full-service restaurant, a lounge, a Starbucks Café and a grand ballroom to accommodate meeting and banquet functions for up to 400 people.