Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa Welcomes New General Manager
Veteran hospitality executive joins award-winning Tucson resort with 100-year history
Tucson, AZ (3/8/12) – Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, Tucson’s premier resort, has officially announced the appointment of David Yamada to the position of general manager. Yamada brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience in quality hotels across the U.S. to his new role overseeing day-to-day operations at the award-winning, 241-room Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.
Yamada comes to Tucson most recently from Kingston, Jamaica, where he managed the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, a 303-room city-center hotel featuring more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Yamada is a certified trainer for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, skilled in developing and implementing innovative business solutions and leading, managing and motivating teams.
In his new role as general manager, Yamada will oversee daily resort operations and manage a staff of nearly 230 at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, the historic Tucson property which, like the state of Arizona, is currently celebrating its Centennial. In honor of the dual 100-year anniversaries, the resort is celebrating with room, meeting, dining and drink specials throughout 2012.
Set at the base of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, the 80-acre, certified green Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa features desert hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails, three refreshing pools, newly resurfaced tennis courts, two onsite restaurants, 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and the natureinspired Sonoran Spa. The resort, which combines a rich Southwestern history with modern luxury for a truly unique hospitality experience, underwent a $14 million renovation in 2009 and was recently named a AAA Four Diamond Award ® recipient for the third year in a row.
Guests who are Wyndham Rewards ® members can earn Wyndham Rewards points at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise, and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, Wyndham Rewards members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of participating companies. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.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.