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 The Carlsbad (CA) Convention and Visitor's Bureau Awards 2008
Manager of the Year to Carl Holmes of West Inn & Suites


CARLSBAD, CA -- October 10, 2008 -- 

The Carlsbad Convention and Visitor's Bureau awarded 2008 Manager of the Year to Carl Holmes of West Inn & Suites. Now known amongst his peers as “Best in the West”, Holmes is quite humbled by the experience. After accepting the award, Holmes stated, "It is an honor to be recognized by this important organization. Yet, the real winners are all of the people that I work with. We are a team dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. I am thrilled to accept this on behalf of everyone at West Inn and Suites.” 

Carl Holmes

This is the latest award for West Inn and Suites, a luxury boutique Carlsbad hotel, that opened less than three years ago. Collective accolades include:

2008 – Carlsbad Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Manager of the Year
2008 -’s # 1 rated Carlsbad hotel 
2007 - Wall Street Journal features West Inn & Suites as’s # 1 rated Carlsbad hotel 
2007 - Carlsbad Business Journal Finalist, Business of the Year (medium) 
2006 – AH&LA, General Manager of the Year 
2006 - CH&LA, “Stars of the Industry” – General Manager of the Year 
West Inn & Suites shares a campus with three other West Development Corporation businesses: WestMart, Bistro West, and West Steak, Seafood & Spirits, known locally as simply “West”. 

About West Inn & Suites

The West Inn & Suites is a boutique style hotel that offers the ultimate in luxurious surroundings and recreational activities. The new property features upgraded amenities and personalized, exceptional service from their highly trained staff. consistently ranks West Inn & Suites at 5 out of 5 stars and the Wall Street Journal featured West Inn & Suites as’s top rated Carlsbad property. 

Located at 4970 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, California, West Inn & Suites is 30 miles north of San Diego and 55 miles south of Los Angeles/Orange County. Situated near the beach and only minutes from Legoland California in Carlsbad and area business parks, West Inn & Suites is an ideal location for both the business and recreational traveler. The West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad features 86 rooms including 36 suites, a fitness center, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, business center, a boardroom and library. 


Linda Fietz 
Director of Sales and Marketing 
West Inn & Suites 
(760) 448-4500



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