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James Gancos Becomes General Manager for the
W Los Angeles - Westwood in California

April, 24, 2012 (Los Angeles)
- W Los Angeles - Westwood, Southern California’s premiere urban resort, is proud to announce the appointment of James Gancos as the new General Manager.

James brings his unique and diverse hospitality experience to W Los Angeles - Westwood.  For the past two years, he’s worked as the General Manager at W Istanbul, the glamorous and hip property centered amongst the historic Akaretler Row Houses in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey.  Gancos started his career with Starwood in 2004 as Director of Operations, North America and three years later became Hotel Manager of the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Hawaii.  In 2008, he relocated to Seattle to take on the role of Hotel Manager at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. In 2009, he was appointed General Manager of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, a former Starwood Hotel.

Prior to joining Starwood, Gancos was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young specializing in business strategy, process reengineering, and Information Technology projects for Fortune 500 companies.

W Los Angeles is located in the heart of Los Angeles, within the chic enclave of Westwood.  The sleek design and serene energy of the hotel serves as an oasis amidst of the hustle and bustle of the big city. Gancos joins the W Los Angeles team with a firm command of this subtle juxtaposition and the hotel’s unique ability to weave in the rhythm of this entertainment capital while creating a seductive haven within.

A graduate of Duke University in North Carolina, Gancos holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

W Los Angeles-Westwood is a modern oasis – a contemporary chic retreat where design and comfort mix and mingle. Recently renewed by design guru Thom Filicia, W Los Angeles – Westwood invites you to indulge in their newly remodeled modern-bungalow suites, stylish poolside cabanas, new outdoor restaurant The Backyard. Here, guests can dine at world-class restaurants, indulge in sexy, sophisticated nightlife, relax poolside in a private cabana, and be pampered at LA’s most exclusive spa. Premiere attractions include LA’s hottest bar-Whiskey Blue; critically acclaimed restaurant NINETHIRTY; new poolside bistro-The Backyard; NY’s hottest spa-bliss; and a new state of the art fitness facility. Centrally located and minutes from Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, and the coastline, W Los Angeles enjoys a prime location in beautiful Westwood Village offering easy access to key interest points such as UCLA, the Armand Hammer Museum and the Geffen Playhouse. Located on two acres of lush gardens with a heated pool and private furnished cabanas, W Los Angeles is a sanctuary within the city.  


  Taylor Anderson
BrandLink Communications
661 North Harper Avenue | Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323.302.9876 Office Ext. 115

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