Westward Look Resort Welcomes New Wedding Specialist
New Catering Sales Manager announced in time for a busy wedding season
Tucson, AZ (07/20/11) – 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 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.
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.
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