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Corinne Whittington Named National Sales Manager for
The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale and the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 18, 2009 The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale –an oceanfront resort with 433 inviting guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of flexible meeting space – and the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel today announced the appointment of Corinne Whittington as the new national sales manager. Whittington will be responsible for covering sales in the Southeastern United States for groups of 26 guestrooms and more.

“Considering her past experience with Westin Resorts, Ms. Whittington has strong knowledge of the brand and is extremely well suited to serve our group customers,” said Amaury Piedra, complex general manager. “We are thrilled to have her on our Fort Lauderdale team.”

With more than five years of Westin Resorts sales experience, Whittington joins the complex from The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla., and The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Fla., where she served as the Midwest national sales manager. Prior to that position, Whittington was responsible for managing groups of up to 150 guestrooms on peak as group sales manager for the two properties.

The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale opened March 2009, after completing the first phase in its extensive multi-million dollar rebirth. The beachfront resort will soon provide more than 32,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space and an 8,100-square-foot Heavenly Spa by Westin TM. The resort also offers 433 spacious and refreshing guestrooms and suites, each with Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly Bath®, as well as three palate-pleasing dining options including upscale Shula’s on the Beach, poolside Waves Bar & Grill and Starbucks coffeehouse. Known as the yachting capital of the world, the former spring break hot spot has recently experienced a coming of age and now offers high fashion, historic homes, an exhilarating nightlife and miles of white sand beaches.

For more information, call The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale at (800) 823-2240 or visit www.westin.com/fortlauderdalebeach.





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Contact:

Tiffany Pritchett
The Zimmerman Agency
850.668.2222
tpritchett@zimmerman.com
www.westin.com/fortlauderdalebeach.

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Also See: The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale Names Four to Executive Positions / November 2008

The 44 Year Old Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel Closing on June 1, 2008 to Begin Multi Million Property-wide Renovation Creating the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort / April 2008

Gill Family to Sell Majority Stake in Twin Yankee Hotels to Starwood / April 2005

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