Westward Look Launches Online Store in Time for Holidays
The Shop at Westward Look will offer distinctive gifts inspired by the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert
Tucson, AZ (12/07/11) – Knowing that travelers often desire souvenirs, gifts or treasured mementos from their vacations – sometimes even after they’ve left – Westward Look Resort has expanded its resort gift shop to the virtual realm. The Shop at Westward Look online store launched this week at www.westwardlook.com/theshop, just in time for the holidays, making it even easier for visitors to bring home or give a piece of their desert oasis experience.
Like the on-site resort shop, Westward Look’s online shop will offer one-of-a-kind gifts and desert mementos including cactus jellies, Navajo herbal remedies, plush desert creatures, botanical bath items and candles, and more. Shoppers will also find themed gift baskets, resort wear, handcrafted jewelry, Sonoran Spa collections, and tennis gear. New items will be featured as they become available.
Westward Look gift cards are also now available via the online resort shop in several denominations and can be used resort-wide for accommodations, soothing spa treatments, fun activities, or in the gift shop.
“With so many resort guests requesting spa products or other items they enjoyed during their stay, as well as gifts representing the Sonoran Desert, we wanted to offer an additional retail resource that would be available to guests even after they’ve left,” said Jerry Jensen, Director of Sales & Marketing at Westward Look Resort. “I think out-ofstate visitors and locals alike will enjoy the array of distinctly Arizona items that we offer and the ease of online shopping anytime.”
The Shop at Westward Look, designed and programmed by local web developers at McFadden/Gavender Advertising, is conveniently organized and easy to use. Divided into six main categories, the online store’s offerings are clearly pictured and concisely described for effortless browsing. Simple dropdown menus depict product varieties and quantities, making precise selections easy. Prices and totals are clearly displayed before checkout, as are shopping cart selections.
Resort shop online shoppers must log in with a unique user name and password to check out, and the store is encrypted with a 256-bit secured server license to ensure secure credit card transactions. The resort shop uses PayPal and accepts most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
With in-room and resort-wide high speed wireless Internet access, Westward Look guests can shop the online Resort Shop from their rooms during their stay, or long after they’ve gone home. Locals looking to send someone out-of-state a Southwesternthemed gift will find just the desert-inspired item they’re looking for at the online store this holiday season and year round.
To shop at Westward Look’s online store or to find out more about the AAA Four Diamond Award ® -winning Tucson resort, please visit www.westwardlook.com.
ABOUT WESTWARD LOOK RESORT
Westward Look Resort is set in the foothills of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains on 80 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. It offers 244 suite-sized rooms, two award-winning restaurants, a chef's garden, the Sonoran Spa, eight tennis courts, desert hiking trails, on-site stables for horseback riding and multiple pools. Since 2010, the resort has been named an AAA Four Diamond Award® recipient each year, which honors the hotel for its commitment to excellence throughout the entire property, including GOLD restaurant, the resort's extensive array of amenities, guest services and attention to detail. More information is available at 1-800-722-2500 and www.westwardlook.com.
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