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Michael R. McMahon Named as Director of Sales and Marketing for the 740-key
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Phoenix, Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz.  –  May 21, 2013:
  The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (  has named veteran hospitality executive Michael R. McMahon the director of sales and marketing of the historic property, announced General Manager David Kirken.

“Mike McMahon brings an extraordinary scope of experience and accomplishment to our team at the Arizona Biltmore,” said Kirken.  “Over a career spanning decades, he has worked with some of the finest hotel companies and guided iconic properties.”

McMahon comes to the Arizona Biltmore with nearly 30 years of hospitality experience in senior management, sales and marketing positions, with almost half of his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  Most recently, he was with Revelation Consultancy, a global business-consulting firm based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he was senior advisor - resorts and clubs. Previous positions include general manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona; general manager, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, and director of sales and marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, Naples Florida; and area director of sales and marketing, Boca Resorts, Naples, Florida.

About the Arizona Biltmore

The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.”  The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous.  Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; a 22,000-square-foot spa offering an extensive menu of natural healing treatments and restorative therapies; a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; eight swimming pools including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its a 92-foot-long water slide;  two 18-hole golf courses;  and six restaurants and lounges, including signature Wright’s at the Biltmore serving classic favorites reinvented for today’s tastes, the stylish Wright Bar with patio fire pits and views of majestic Squaw Peak, popular Frank & Albert’s preparing Arizona comfort food, The Café casual bistro, and the poolside Cabana Club with a swim-up bar. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®.  For reservations, book online at  or call 800-950-0086.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.


Marian Gerlich / Ed Placidi
P&G Communications

Sarah Moran
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Arizona Biltmore
+1 602-954-2550


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Also See: Gordon Maybury Named Executive Chef of the 740-key Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort / February 2013

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David Kirken Named General Manager of Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort / May 2012

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