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Dan Shaughnessy Appointed Director of Sales at JW Marriott
Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, AZ, June 13, 2006 – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa announced today the appointment of Dan Shaughnessy, Director of Sales.

Shaughnessy comes to JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa from Palm Springs, California.  In California, Dan was Director of Market Strategy/Revenue Management for three full service resorts including JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and three select service properties throughout the Palm Springs area.

“I feel we have gained a major asset having Dan join us,” said Brad Colton, resort manager. “He is incredibly savvy when it comes to group and convention sales and his experience will prove invaluable to us.”

Shaughnessy, who has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has held numerous management and leadership positions with Hilton, Holiday Inn and Marriott in a variety of markets, from airport and suburban properties to destination and convention resorts.

A member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International), Shaughnessy has been actively involved with the organization for the past 11 years and served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter. 

Born in New York, NY and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Shaughnessy attended the California State University of Northridge. 

About Desert Ridge
The largest luxury resort in Arizona features 950 guestrooms (including 81 suites), 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, ten dining experiences, Marriott’s first Revive Spa, a 28,000-square-foot facility, eight tennis courts and four acres of elaborately landscaped pools including the Lazy River with serpentine slide, two-championship golf courses and Wildfire Golf Club. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the new Loop 101 Freeway. For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located at 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054, call 480-293-5000, toll free at 800-835-6206 or visit us at www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.

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Contact:

Miranda Rowe
phone:  212-228-1500
 

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Also See: Brad Colton Named Resident Resort Manager at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix / May 2006
The $300 million, 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Opening with 70% Plus Occupancy; Huge First-time in Arizona Groups Booked / November 2002
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Opens; Largest Luxury Resort in Arizona / Dec 2002


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