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Cherylanne Thomas Named Area Director of Sales & Marketing for
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa and The Westin Las Vegas


Henderson, NV - (January 8, 2013)
- The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa and The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, members of The Pyramid Resort Group of properties, have announced the appointment of Cherylanne Thomas as Area Director of Marketing and Sales. A self-professed "hospitality marketing and sales evangelist" who counts more than 15 years of experience in building, restructuring and transforming hotel brands into profit centers, Thomas oversees all marketing and sales efforts for both Westin properties in Las Vegas, including developing effective strategies for drawing group clientele to the combined 95,000 square feet of meeting and event space offered at both locations.

"We are thrilled to welcome Cherylanne to the Westin Lake Las Vegas and Westin Las Vegas. Given her impressive hospitality experience, we couldn't be more excited to have her on staff," said Greg Gooding, Area General Manager of Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.

Before joining the Westin Las Vegas properties, Cherylanne employed her service excellence standards leading teams and positively impacting top-line revenues for leading hotel groups including Dolce, Ritz Carlton, Le Méridien, Hyatt, Swissôtel, Seaport Hotel and Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston.

Thomas attributes much of her success to her voracious appetite for continuous learning and top-notch professional development. In addition to earning an MBA from Suffolk University, she has furthered her credentials though the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Quality Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, having recently been honored with an appointment as a National Malcolm Baldrige Examiner. She is also a candidate for Cornell University's Certificate Program in Hospitality Strategic Marketing and is a graduate of the Introductory Leader's Program of Landmark Education.

When not working to enhance the bottom line of The Pyramid Resort Group, Thomas contributes significant time as a volunteer. She is a professional development mentor and leadership coach for Landmark Education and serves as a Malcolm Baldrige examiner contributing to the national effort to recognize hospitality and non-profit organizations to promote performance excellence. She is deeply committed to pursuing philanthropic and spiritual works while making time for creative pursuits including travel, writing for industry publications and investment trading. She is also a sought-after speaker at professional association events and is becoming a fitness fanatic.

About The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada, welcomes travelers to "The Other Vegas"SM with breathtaking lake and mountain views, a wide array of activities and easy proximity to the heart of the strip. The desert retreat features 493 rooms and suites, each outfitted with the Westin Heavenly® Bed, world-class resort amenities including two pools, a white sand beach, cabanas, and a choice of water activities. Guests enjoy a range of dining options onsite, including stylish Asian cuisine at Marssa; continental fare in a relaxed atmosphere at Rick's Café; selection of gourmet beverages, healthy meals and indulgent snacks at Marrakesh Express; and casual cocktails at Arabesque Lounge. Spa Moulay offers an extensive menu of treatments and services in a gorgeous space. The resort also has 95,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Casablanca Ballroom with capacity for up to 2,100 guests. For more information, please visit www.westinlakelasvegas.com

About Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa is located one block from the famous Strip and within two blocks of The Forum Shops and Miracle Mile Mall. The hotel puts guests close to all the action and excitement at the heart of Vegas, with comfortable guest rooms and suites featuring great city views and the Westin Heavenly®Bed. Guests can try their luck at the Casuarina Casino featuring Blackjack, Texas Hold'em, Bonus Poker, a multitude of the newest slots and more. After a long day (or night) on the town, The Hibiscus Spa can provide a relaxing massage or spa treatment to help the stress melt away. The hotel also features an outdoor heated pool; Happy Hour with complimentary appetizers, beer and wine; and 24-hour dining options including the Starbucks Coffee Cafe, Suede Restaurant and Casino Lounge. www.westinvegas.com

About Pyramid Hotel Group
Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held Boston-based hotel company with 68 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management, comprising more than 26,400 rooms and approximately 9,600 employees.  Pyramid Hotel Group provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a vast array of hotel assets ranging from a 90-room limited-service hotel to world-class properties with more than 1,000 rooms. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies, an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts, and is the second largest U.S. hotel management company by revenue as ranked by Hotel Management Magazine. www.pyramidhotelgroup.com
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Contact:

Hugh Drummond
hdrummond@oneillandassoc.com
617 646 1083


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