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November 28, 2005

New senior sales manager joins CW's Conference Sales team

Matt Polansky joins Colonial Williamsburg’s Conference Sales team as senior sales manager. In this position, he will represent the hotel properties in the Virginia market with an emphasis on booking association and corporate conference business.

"We're thrilled to have Matt on our team,” said Perry Goodbar, vice president of Hospitality Sales and Business Development. “His extensive experience and professionalism are a great fit with our needs in the Virginia market, which is one of our top market segments. Having grown up in Williamsburg, he has a tremendous knowledge of what Colonial Williamsburg is all about, so he has literally hit the ground running.”

“It is a pleasure to be at Colonial Williamsburg and representing such a fine organization,” Polansky said. “I look forward to working with many of my existing clients and developing new ones. It also is a pleasure to work among friendly and professional colleagues.”

Polansky joins the Foundation with more than 13 years’ experience in hotel sales. During his career, he has worked for many different Marriott brands, including Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inns and various full-service Marriot hotels. He most recently served at the Williamsburg Marriott where he held the positions of sales manager, senior sales manager, and director of sales and marketing.

A native of Williamsburg, Polansky graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He and his wife, Shelly, and their two children, Peter and Abigail, live in Williamsburg.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels are located in Williamsburg, Va., 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., with easy access to nearby international airports in Newport News, Richmond and Norfolk. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels, a for-profit subsidiary of the Foundation, includes five hotel properties: the Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Houses, Williamsburg Lodge (currently under renovation), Woodlands Hotel & Suites and the Governor’s Inn. In addition to its hotels, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation also operates extensive conference facilities, 10 restaurants and the award-winning Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Revenue generated by Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels and resort properties supports the Foundation’s educational programs. For more information, call (800) HISTORY or visit

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