News for the Hospitality Executive
MADISON, Wis. (February 6, 2013) – Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, has announced Andrew Pena as Director of Sales and Catering of Great Wolf Lodge® at the company’s resort in Grapevine, Texas.
Pena is responsible for leading the Group Sales division of the resort and its full service team of sales and catering professionals. He will focus on building presence and awareness of the resort’s groups and meetings capabilities within the region.
“As the new Director of Sales and Catering in Grapevine, I am thrilled to lead this sales organization. By implementing a structure focused on motivating a sales team, high results are achieved,” shared Pena, “I am excited to work alongside our team. Successful leaders take care of their employees. They don’t ask anyone to do something they wouldn’t also do. I will work alongside my team and together we’ll bring Great Wolf Lodge to a new level in corporate groups and events.”
With 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pena is a leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in hotel sales and tourism, earning his CTA in 2012. Most recently, Pena served as an Area Sales Leader with Marriott International where he provided strategic sales direction for 14 hotels and over 300 local accounts. His passion for travel inspires him in his personal and professional life and will bring a new perspective to the Great Wolf Lodge
Pena is an active member of MPI and plans to earn his CMP designation in 2013. An avid cyclist, he participates in many charity rides in his spare time, earning donations for certain causes, such as MS. He, his wife and two children are longtime residents of the Grapevine/Southlake area.
Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine is an eight-story, Northwoods-themed family resort that features: 605 all-suite guest rooms; 27,000 square-feet of meeting and event space; an 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark; multiple food outlets, including two themed family restaurants; a confectionery café; a pizza café; a Starbucks™ Coffee Shop; a full service spa featuring Aveda™ products; Scooops Kid Spa; Cub Club, children’s activity room; a 4-D theater; MagiQuest™, a live action fantasy adventure game; 100-game arcade, a fitness center; an animated clock tower; and a gift emporium.
About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, Madison, Wis., is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Concord, N.C. Great Wolf’s consolidated subsidiary, Creative Kingdoms, LLC, is a developer and operator of technology-based, interactive quest adventure experiences such as MagiQuest®.
Additional information may be found on Great Wolf Lodge’s website at greatwolf.com/media.
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