News for the Hospitality Executive
Wendy Valdez Appointed as Executive Meetings Manager for the 598-room
DESTIN, Fla. (November 16, 2012) – Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, announces the appointment of Wendy Valdez as Executive Meetings Manager. In her new role, Valdez will specifically handle all groups that require 25 rooms or less, including board retreats and executive meetings.
She will also oversee groups that need meeting space or rooms exclusively.
An award-winning sales manager with 25 years’ in the industry, Valdez has most recently worked as the SMERF Sales Manager and Senior Sales Manager at Embassy Suites in Destin, Fla. In May 2011, Valdez received the very prestigious Worldwide Hilton Spirit Award.
Valdez takes pride in her strong community involvement outside of her career. Through her work with military personnel as a Destin March of Dimes board of directors’ member, she was recently nominated and received the title of 372nd training squadron’s “Honorary 33rd Fighter Wing Commander” for the 2012-2013 year. These honorary commanders are civilians chosen to bridge the gap between the military and other civilians in hopes to bring a greater understanding to the community about the military and their commitment to protecting freedom. As an honorary commander, Valdez experienced a ride in an F16 and will also go through a parachute training course.
One of only eight resorts inducted into the Meetings & Conventions magazine’s “Gold Hall of Fame,” the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers more than 32,000 square feet of award-winning meeting space, including more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor function space.
For more information, call Group Sales toll-free at 800-345-6461 or direct at 727- 363-2215,
or visit www.sandestinbeachhilton.com/meetingfacilities.
About Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, managed by Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels, is located on the sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast in Destin, Fla. Aside from its stunning location, Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort hotel boasts 598 spacious accommodations, more than 32,000 square feet of award-winning meeting space, a world-class spa and fitness center, six on-site dining venues – including a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant – abundant resort recreation options, access to championship golf courses, and close proximity to the area’s best attractions. For more information on Destin’s premier hotel, visit www.HiltonSandestinBeach.com, or stay up-to-date with its latest news and promotions on its Blog, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
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