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November 29, 2016

U.S. and Mexico: Westin Milwaukee, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Gear Up for 2017 Openings

New hotels are on the horizon in this week’s roundups of meetings industry news from the U.S. and Mexico.

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Westin Milwaukee to Open June 2017

The Westin Milwaukee just celebrated its topping off ceremony ahead of its scheduled June 2017 opening date. 

The 220-room hotel will mark the first Westin property in Milwaukee, and it will have 9,000 square feet of adaptable meeting and event space. It will also have a new Italian Steakhouse restaurant, plus the brand’s signature wellness programs. RunWESTIN offers offers three- and five-mile running routes through scenic and historic neighborhoods with the Hotel’s Run Concierge, and the brand’s Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance will also be available. 

All of the hotel’s accommodations will have the Westin Heavenly Bed, as well as the brand’s Heavenly Bath, Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities.

Visit starwoodhotels.com/westin

New Sales and Marketing Team at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

In Florida, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, slated to open in January 2017, has announced its sales and marketing team to serve high-end leisure, group and social clients. 

Miguel Diaz will serve as the director of sales and marketing for the new luxury resort, bringing 20 years of hospitality and sales industry experiences from sales director roles at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa; Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale; Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; Marenas Beach Resort & Spa; and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

As director of sales and marketing for Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Diaz will lead all sales, marketing and revenue generation efforts for the resort, as well as helm the resort’s sales, catering and convention services teams, which includes: 

  • Jessica Kendall, Director of Catering & Conference Services
  • Sarah McChesney, Catering Sales Manager
  • Doris O’Neill, Associate Director of Sales
  • Renee Potoczny, Sr. Sales Manager
  • Devin Trusty, Group Sales Manager
  • Amanda Clark, Group Sales Manager
  • Darrien Herning, Group Sales Manager

Visit www.wyndhamgrandclearwater.com

Now Open: Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

In California, the new Shade Hotel just celebrated its official grand opening. 

The 54-room boutique hotel has a standalone, three-level culinary building that spans 9,034 square feet and includes Sea Level, an upscale seafood restaurant focused on local California cuisine, on the first level. The second level of the building has a grand ballroom with floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the marina and space for events of up to 250 people, and on the third level, a rooftop event space called Sky Level

Also on the property are an open-air rooftop pool and two conference rooms, the Green Room and Blu Room, each with a private lobby and patio with a view of the marina, collectively offering more than 1,500 square feet of event space.

Visit www.shaderb.com

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