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September 13, 2006

CW Hotels receive Gold Key Award

Colonial Williamsburg Hotels has been awarded the 2006 Gold Key Award by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Celebrating its 29th year, the annual award is based upon the overall professionalism and quality of the property as recommended by the readers of the magazine.

This year, readers honored 180 domestic and 20 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. Meeting planners selected the winning properties based upon strict industry criteria, including staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical support and equipment, and the range of recreational facilities.

“Our entire staff can take pride in receiving this award given by those whose opinion matters most to us – our guests,” said Perry Goodbar, Colonial Williamsburg’s vice president of Hospitality Sales and New Business Development.

“The 2006 Gold Key winners have met their tough standards by providing outstanding service,” said Bernard Schraer, publisher of the magazine. The winning hotels and resorts will be featured in the November issue of Meetings & Conventions.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates more than 1,000 guest rooms, ten restaurants and 55,000 square feet of conference space in properties including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four Historic Area dining taverns and The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, site of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

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Barbara Brown
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