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Press Release: Westward Look Hosts Starlight Children’s Foundation Families

Posted on July 11, 2013

Tucson, Ariz. (July 11, 2013) – Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is honored to be hosting Summer Luau Starlight Escape, Tucson’s first Wishes by Wyndham/Starlight Children’s Foundation event for seriously ill children and their families, on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sonoran Ballroom and the resort’s lap pool.

Some 130 guests are expected for Summer Luau Starlight Escape, an afternoon out for children and families whose daily life revolves around hospital wards. Summer Luau Starlight Escape, which evokes the resort’s Tropical Escape getaway theme, will bring families together for pool time and computer game battles for the kids as well as supportive networking for their parents.

“The serene, spacious desert landscape is an important part of Westward Look,” says David Yamada, the resort’s general manager. “Simply spending time here can restore the spirit, and we are happy to be able to share that with the Starlight families.”

“Everyone is so excited,” said Rebecca Arvizu, community coordinator for Starlight Children’s Foundation Arizona. “Most of the kids rarely visit public pools because of their conditions, and the parents are looking forward to meeting other families who share their experiences.”

Wishes by Wyndham is the corporate philanthropy program of Wyndham Worldwide, parent company of Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. The Los Angeles based Starlight Foundation is one of four signature women and children’s charities supported by the Wishes by Wyndham program.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Arizona (www.starlight.org/arizona) is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with 22 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and every major pediatric hospital in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year.


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 by calling (800) 722-2500 or visiting www.westwardlook.com.


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 by visiting www.wyndham.com.