Updated: August 23

Press Contact: Kelsey Perrigo, Cast Iron Communications
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Morrissey Hospitality Partners with Water Street Inn

June 8, 2022– St. Paul, Minn. – Morrissey Hospitality, announced today its new partnership with Water Street Inn, a historic hotel located on the St. Croix River in Stillwater, Minn. Under the leadership of Morrissey Hospitality veteran Sam Rose and owners Chuck and Judy Dougherty, Morrissey will phase in the management of the hotel, food, beverage and retail operations of Water Street’s business over the coming months.

“The decision to partner with Morrissey Hospitality has been in the works for many years,” says Chuck Dougherty. “My wife, Judy and I are finally ready to take a step back and allow Morrissey to take over the day-to-day operations, moving Water Street Inn to the next level. Further, this will give our staff the opportunity to learn and grow within a larger organization. Our family will still be involved in special projects, events and our daughter, Erin, will continue her work as restaurant manager. This new partnership will give us the time we’re seeking to continue servicing the community, which has always been a top priority for us.”

Morrissey’s initial services for Water Street Inn include:

  • On-site management
  • Catering Sales
  • Marketing
  • Culinary & procurement
  • Recruitment & hiring
  • Revenue Management

“We are honored that Chuck and Judy have placed their trust in us, marking a new chapter for both Water Street and Morrissey as we expand our reach into Stillwater,”says Richard Dobransky, president of Morrissey Hospitality. “As we continue our joint commitment to providing guests with warm and genuine service, we aim to provide the owners with peace of mind that their day-to-day operations are in expert hands.”

General Manager Sam Rose joins Water Street Inn with extensive experience in both food and beverage and hospitality. He has previously worked with Morrissey as director of culinary at The Saint Paul RiverCentre and as general manager of Heartwood Resort. At Water Street, Rose will initially focus on increasing catering for the hotel as well as working on the guest experience in Charlie’s Restaurant, Pub and Papa’s Rooftop alongside Chuck Dougherty and restaurant manager, Erin Dougherty.

Water Street Inn joins Morrissey Hospitality’s growing full-service lodging segment including the iconic Saint Paul Hotel. Looking ahead, hotels and venues are a strong focus for Morrissey as it continues to grow its portfolio.

About Morrissey Hospitality:
Morrissey Hospitality is a second-generation family-owned and privately-held hospitality management company based in St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in lodging operations, restaurant management, and large venue guest experiences in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Morrissey Hospitality creates independent long-standing restaurant, hotel and event venue brands. Today, Morrissey Hospitality manages over a dozen unique properties and over 1,000 employees. The executive team, led by President Richard Dobransky, a Minnesota 500 Business Leader, aims to build hospitality concepts that are trusted and revered by community members and visitors alike. The portfolio includes: The Saint Paul Hotel, The St. Paul Grill, Saint Paul RiverCentre, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Headwaters Cafe, Tria Restaurant & Bar, Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse, La Quinta Inn & Suites Woodbury, Momento Restaurant + Bar, Bunker Hills Event Center, Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse, the Bad Waitress Diner, Tattersall Distilling River Falls, Admiral D’s Waterfront Tavern, Freight House Restaurant, New Bohemia Craft Bier Halls and Seventh Street Truck Park.

For more information, visit and follow on Facebook and LinkedIn @morrisseyhospitality.

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