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Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Hotel Contact:
245 East Ina Road
Tucson, Arizona 85750
United States
Main: (877) 249-6396
Email: Email Hotel Sonia Hammrich
Director of Sales: Sonia Hammrich
Website: westwardlook.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.9
Chain Wyndham Hotel Group
Opened 1912
Renovated 2010
Guest Rooms 241
Kings/Suites/Doubles 152 / 3 / 86
Room Rates High $215 - 264 Low $77 - 115
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 160
Max Group Size 200

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $20
Room Tax 13.05%
Sales Tax 0%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 4,312ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 16,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 20,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Tucson International Airport
18 min 19 miles (32 km)

Business:

Business center
state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment
Lutron one-touch electronic control system
and wireless Internet access.

Recreation:

Three pools
spa
fitness center
labyrinth
eight tennis courts
basketball
sand volleyball
horseshoes
shuffleboard
interpretive nature trails
hiking
horseback riding
and mountain biking.

Nearby:

Arizona National Golf Club
Golf Club at Vistoso
Pines Golf Club at Marana
Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum
Saguaro National Park
Tucson Botanical Gardens
San Xavier Mission
Old Tucson Studios
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Biosphere 2
Kitt Peak Observatory
and skiing at Mount Lemmon.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Gold
108
contemporary American cuisine
Lookout Bar & Grille,
75
contemporary fare with Western flair

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $28 Cont. $19
Lunch Buffet $36 Plated $35
Dinner Buffet $69 Plated $60
Coffee Break $10
2-Hour Open Bar varies
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews Hot Dates
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.9
2 reviews
Arrival Experience:
5.0
Accommodations:
5.0
Food & Beverage:
5.0
Guest Service Experience:
5.0
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
5.0
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.5
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Canyon Room 93 7.3 x 12.8 4 1,000 24' x 42' 12 52 90 70 100 0 40 0 0
Desert Room 63 6.1 x 10.4 2 680 20' x 34' 8 40 50 48 50 0 25 0 0
Gallery Patio 46 6.1 x 7.6 0 500 20' x 25' 0 0 0 30 50 0 0 0 0
Mesa Room 51 5.5 x 9.1 4 550 18' x 30' 12 30 40 40 40 0 20 0 0
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Property News
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa Welcomes New General Manager
Posted March 8, 2012
Veteran hospitality executive joins award-winning Tucson resort with 100-year history
Tucson, AZ (03/08/12) – 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 on-site restaurants, 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and the nature-inspired 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 WYNDHAM GRAND RESORT & SPA
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is set in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains on 80 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. It offers 241 guestrooms, 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 its attention to detail. More information is available at 1-800-722-2500 and www.westwardlook.com.

ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTELS AND RESORTS, LLC
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com.
Westward Look Resort Welcomes New Wedding Specialist
Posted July 22, 2011
New Catering Sales Manager announced in time for a busy wedding season
Tucson, AZ - July 22, 2011 - Westward Look Resort, Tucson’s first and finest resort, announces the addition of Alyssa Sheppard to their Catering Sales Management team. A Tucson native and Westward Look food and beverage employee for six years, Alyssa brings a strong understanding of the city, the resort and event planning to her new position as Catering Sales Manager. She is currently in training to become the resort’s Wedding Specialist.

In her new role, Alyssa primarily serves as a bridal consultant, working with brides, grooms and their families to make each wedding day at Westward Look an unforgettable event. Together with Senior Catering Sales Manager Julie Day, who has been with Westward Look Resort for four years and is a fifth-generation Tucsonan, Alyssa meets with local brides, answers their questions, tours the property with them, arranges tastings and more.

“We take what they envision for their wedding day and make it happen at Westward Look,” said Julie, who is in charge of training Alyssa. Hosting at least one wedding per weekend throughout the summer, Westward Look’s catering team is currently very busy planning distinctive, memorable ceremonies and receptions. Julie acknowledged that Alyssa has essentially hit the ground running, a necessity considering that following the busy summer season, September and October are extremely popular months for weddings at Westward Look. Julie notes that March and April will also be eventful months for the resort.

Julie also noted that Alyssa is joining an incredible group. “The team I work with is number one,” she said. “They really come through. Everyone is very warm and team-oriented.”

Alyssa, who graduated from the University of Arizona this summer, is looking forward to her new role on the Westward Look catering team.

“I’m excited to be working with the brides and helping them to make their day special,” said Alyssa, who held her own wedding at Westward Look last May. Alyssa celebrated her wedding day on the resort’s Sonoran Rooftop, a location that Julie says holds a “wow” factor for many brides who tour Westward Look.

Set at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains, Westward Look provides a picturesque wedding venue any time of year. The 80-acre resort features indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception areas that can accommodate events of just about any size. The resort’s Sonoran Spa is available to pamper the wedding party, and suite-sized rooms with relaxing views of the mountains, desert or sparkling city lights comfortably accommodate out-of-town guests.

For more information about Westward Look weddings and more, 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. In 2010 and 2011, the resort was named an AAA Four Diamond Award® recipient, 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.

About River Hospitality Management
River Hospitality Management is a hospitality management company that strives for successful management partnerships through offering a unique blend of integrated disciplines, experienced leadership and multiple resources. A focus to improve guest service quality, inspire staff performance and ignite revenue production creates a sustainable model for increased profit margins and enhanced asset value under a variety of ownership structures. www.riverhospitality.com.
Tucson's Westward Look Resort Wins State, National Industry Awards
Posted June 22, 2011
Commendable guest relations win Tucson resort AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards
Tucson, AZ - June 22, 2011 - Westward Look Resort is known as the “Soul of the Southwest” not just because it combines historic Southwest charm with modern luxury, but also because of the warm Southwestern hospitality that infuses every guest interaction. It is this desire to accommodate each guest’s needs and the effectiveness in resolving any unexpected issues that may arise that has earned the Westward Look both state and national recognition from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The AH&LA awarded Westward Look the Stars of the Industry Award for Guest Relations, Large Property, during their Summer Summit awards luncheon on June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are incredibly honored to have received both state and national recognition for our guest services from the American Hotel & Lodging Association,” said Westward Look Resort General Manager Craig Waterman. “From the moment our guests call to book a reservation for their first visit, we want them to feel welcome, comfortable and completely at ease. That’s what they can expect during their first stay, and every return visit to follow,” added Waterman.

The AH&LA Stars of the Industry awards program has been recognizing outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry for more than 40 years, honoring lodging properties and staff that best symbolize quality service. The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association, an AH&LA partner state association, also recognized Westward Look on the local level.

A long-standing resort and vacation venue in Tucson, the 80-acre Westward Look Resort continues its tradition as Tucson’s finest resort with the addition of this latest honor. This year alone, Westward Look has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award®, and was recently voted “Tucson’s Best” in four categories by AZ Foothills Magazine readers: Best Place to Stay in Tucson; Best Spa, The Sonoran Spa; Best Resort Pool; and Best Lobby Bar, Lookout Bar & Grille. To learn more about Westward Look 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.

About River Hospitality Management
River Hospitality Management is a hospitality management company that strives for successful management partnerships through offering a unique blend of integrated disciplines, experienced leadership and multiple resources. A focus to improve guest service quality, inspire staff performance and ignite revenue production creates a sustainable model for increased profit margins and enhanced asset value under a variety of ownership structures. www.riverhospitality.com.
Westward Look Earns Honors for Environmentally Friendly Initiatives
Posted February 1, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Resort one of few to be designated a Certified Green Hotel by the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association

Tucson, AZ (12/02/10) - Westward Look Resort has been designated a Certified Green Hotel by the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association (AzHLA), the leading public policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging Industry. The AzHLA Certified Green Hotel Program recognizes hotels for their efforts in protecting Arizona's precious natural resources. Westward Look is one of only 20 hotels in Arizona that qualifies for green certification.

Westward Look not only met the Certified Green Hotel Program criteria set forth in the self-certification workbook, but the resort's final score easily exceeded eligibility requirements. Westward Look's final score more than tripled the minimum score of 100 required for automatic certification.

"As Tucson's first resort, we have long been aware of the importance of protecting and sustaining our stunning natural environment," said Westward Look Resort's General Manager, Alan Klein. "Every member of our staff is part of this commitment, as are our guests who choose to utilize in-room recycling bins and towel and linen re-use programs. We're very proud to be recognized for this commitment."

Even before applying for certification, the management at Westward Look created an environmental team to help protect the resort's natural surroundings. The team meets regularly in order to initiate or improve upon existing green initiatives around the resort. Westward Look's green practices are designed to reduce negative effects on the environment, as well as highlight the culture, tradition and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Below are just a few of the green practices used throughout Westward Look taken into account by the AzHLA during certification consideration.

Resort-wide:
* Recycling in every area of Westward Look Resort, including cardboard, office paper, newspaper, plastic, toners, light bulbs, aluminum and steel cans.
* Energy-efficient lighting and timers for outside areas.
* Landscaping maximizing drought-resistant, native plants.
* Usage of botanical controls such as organic insecticides, fertilizers and integrated pest management (IPM).
* Monthly Desert Landscape Classes open to the public that teach about water conservation and energy saving ideas.

Guest Rooms
* High-efficiency air conditioning units and electronic thermostats.
* Low-flow and automatic flush toilets to help conserve water.
* Towel and linen re-use programs.
* Energy efficient lighting sources (CFLs).

Culinary
* Compost organic kitchen waste for use in on-site gardens.
* Eliminated use of Styrofoam food containers in food service wherever possible.
* On-site Chef's Garden supplies many fruits and vegetables used in resort menus.
* The culinary team purchases locally when available to support Arizona growers and businesses and to reduce transportation emissions.
* Seafood offered on menus is based on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list.

Westward Look Resort will hold its green certification for the next two years, after which time the resort will need to show active sustainability initiatives and improvements to be eligible for re-certification.

For more information about Westward Look Resort and the resort's green initiatives, visit http://www.westwardlook.com/about-us/traveling-green.

To interview Westward Look Resort's General Manager Alan Klein, please call the contacts listed at the top of this release.

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. In 2010 and 2011, the resort was named an AAA Four Diamond Award® recipient, 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 http://www.westwardlook.com.

ABOUT RIVER HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
River Hospitality Management is a hospitality management company that strives for successful management partnerships through offering a unique blend of integrated disciplines, experienced leadership and multiple resources. A focus to improve guest service quality, inspire staff performance and ignite revenue production creates a sustainable model for increased profit margins and enhanced asset value under a variety of ownership structures. www.riverhospitality.com.

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CONTACT: Alejandra Cardenas
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Karen Gavender
McFadden/Gavender
O: (520) 882-6262 M: (520) 603-4200
karen@mcfaddengavender.com
http://www.westwardlook.com
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