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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Receives the
Highest Rating of 127 Westins in Meeting
Planner Satisfaction Index
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TUCSON, FEBRUARY 9, 2004 -- The tourism industry's toughest critics have spoken. Meeting planners have rated The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa tops within Westin Hotels & Resorts.
 
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa has been named the leader of all Westin hotels worldwide in meeting planner satisfaction. The luxury Tucson resort received the highest rating in Westin's Meeting Planner Satisfaction Index (MPSI).

MPSI is calculated based upon independent surveys conducted by the Maritz Corporation. Maritz conducts monthly surveys asking meeting planners to rate their experiences at Westins. Meeting planners rate hotel performance in such categories as pre-event planning, hotel services, knowledge of staff, 


The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona
General Manager involvement, overall experience and likelihood to return. Out of 127 Westins rated in the surveys, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa rose to the top with the highest meeting planner satisfaction.

La Paloma's General Manager, Steve Shalit accepted the # 1 Westin Brand Award at Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Global Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in January. Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts presented the award to Mr. Shalit.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, situated in the foothills of Tucson, is an internationally acclaimed resort featuring 487 rooms, 49,000 square feet of interior meeting space and diverse outdoor theme areas. Its unparalleled meeting space is matched only by its award-winning recreational amenities. La Paloma offers 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf, an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, tennis & health center, five pools, waterslide and swim-up bar. Completing the experience are five distinct restaurants including Janos & J BAR, owned and operated by James Beard Award winner, Chef Janos Wilder.

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Contact:
Eileen Schaffer
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona  85718
PH# 520-742-6000  EXT 7840
eileen.schaffer@westin.com

 
Also See: Westin La Paloma Resort Manager Monica Rafter Named Outstanding Lodging Manager of the Year by Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association / January 2003
Making Hotel Reservations Online Doesn't Necessarily Result in a Lower Room Rate / The 2003 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study - J.D. Power and Associates / Aug 2003
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