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MAUI, Hawaii (December 11, 2015) – A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Samantha Spurgeon joins Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort as Director of Sales and Marketing. In her new role, Spurgeon is responsible for overseeing business, sales and marketing strategies and efforts to generate maximum revenue through room bookings, meetings, weddings and group events.

“Samantha brings unparalleled experience in sales and marketing on a local, national and global level, having held the director position for more than a decade with leading luxury resorts around the world,” said Scott Allen, General Manager of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. “Her leadership skills, paired with her drive for success, industry knowledge and strong relationships make her a true asset to our Andaz family.”

Beginning her career in London, Spurgeon has served in various sales and marketing positions worldwide including the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort & Villas, W Los Angeles, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Le Meridien Tahiti and Grosvenor House, a 5-Star iconic luxury hotel in Central London. 

Most recently, Spurgeon served as Director of Sales and Marketing for W South Beach in Miami where she led a team of 16 people. She was also responsible for developing secure business relationships and partnerships both in the US and abroad as well as overseeing multiple PR companies in the U.S., London and Brazil.

During her time at W South Beach, Spurgeon was named one of the top 100 sales leaders in 2013.

About Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Situated on Maui’s premier southwestern coastline along Mokapu Beach, the 15-acre beachfront Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort features 300 guestrooms and suites, including 10 luxurious two- to four-bedroom residential villas along with cascading outdoor infinity pools; a 14,000 square foot full-service spa with a private adults-only pool, apothecary retail and fitness facility; more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space and two highly acclaimed full service restaurants, including Morimoto Maui by acclaimed Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Designed by world-renowned architects, Rockwell Group, Andaz Maui at Wailea captures the spirit of today’s Hawaii and is a certified LEED® Silver resort.

Contact: J Public Relations / 3107227066

About Andaz

Each Andaz hotel is a boutique-inspired hotel where our guests experience a vibrant yet uncomplicated atmosphere geared towards today’s individual business and leisure travelers. Andaz hotels feature a unique and innovative service model that breaks down traditional hotel barriers with signature elements, including Andaz lounges, which are open, communal settings replacing the traditional lobby, Andaz Studios, which are creative and inspiring spaces for small meetings and gatherings, and Andaz Hosts, who assist guests with everything from check-in to recommending and making restaurant reservations. Room rates include minibar snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, local telephone calls and Wi-Fi.

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