The Wigwam in Phoenix’s West Valley Appoints Katy Powers as Managing Director and General Manager

/The Wigwam in Phoenix’s West Valley Appoints Katy Powers as Managing Director and General Manager

The Wigwam in Phoenix’s West Valley Appoints Katy Powers as Managing Director and General Manager

|2019-07-19T14:29:33-04:00July 18th, 2019|

July 18, 2019 (Litchfield Park, Arizona) – The Wigwam, currently celebrating 90 years of welcoming guests to the desert oasis just outside of Phoenix, Ariz., has appointed Katy Powers as Managing Director and General Manager. Powers returns to the historic Southwestern resort after two years spent gaining additional industry experience and wisdom. She now rejoins The Wigwam to lead all on-property operations and ensure guests of the storied resort enjoy a memorable stay with reliable AAA Four-Diamond service.

“Katy brings with her an incredible understanding of the Southwestern hospitality landscape and has seen a great deal of success throughout her career, much of which took place at The Wigwam,” says Greg Gooding, Vice President of Resorts and Lifestyle Brands at Pyramid Hotel Group. “We are thrilled to welcome her back to The Wigwam family and eager to see what her leadership will bring.”
Powers has played a crucial role in the success of The Wigwam over the years. She originally joined the property in 2013 as Director of Food and Beverage and saw an impressive rise in dining outlet revenues and profitability throughout her tenure. Two years later, she was promoted to Resort Manager with a wealth of responsibilities including full management of the property. She departed in 2017 to take on the role of General Manager first of Doubletree Salt Lake City Airport, then of Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown Hotel.

Powers began her career in hospitality with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, joining in 2009 as Director of Food & Beverage of The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz. Throughout her tenure, Powers participated in a range of food and beverage task force assignments at various four and five diamond properties across the country. In every hospitality role Powers has held over the years, she has delivered exceptional hotel operations management to ensure streamlined and profitable operations, as well as consistent guest satisfaction.

“I am elated to be back ‘home’ and leading the team at The Wigwam,” says Powers of her appointment. “I have many fond memories of my time here as Resort Manager and it was always a goal of mine to return to manage the beautiful resort. I look forward to working closely with the property team and maintaining The Wigwam’s distinction among West Valley residents and visitors as a premier resort where lasting memories are made.”

Born and raised in Bay City, Michigan, Powers moved to Tucson to begin her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona where she fell in love with the desert and sunshine. She finished earning her bachelor’s degree in operational management from Ashford University in San Diego. Now back in the Grand Canyon State, she is a big supporter of Arizona sports teams, including the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Coyotes and Suns. Powers is also a proud mother of two children, son, Ted, and daughter, Alanna, who both graduated from Arizona universities.

For more information call (833) 721-5047 or visit

About The Wigwam

Having celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Organization House in 2018 and celebrating 90 years of welcoming guests this year, The Wigwam is an iconic Arizona landmark and AAA Four-Diamond resort with a rich history. The resort originally opened its doors in 1918 as a gathering place for Ohio-based executives of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Today the resort is situated on an estate-like setting with 440 acres of lush landscaping and luxurious Southwestern-style accommodations. The Wigwam is a cornerstone of the West Valley that offers abundant and accessible opportunities to enjoy first-class dining, entertainment, shopping, recreation and adventure. Amenities include three pools with adult and family areas, three dining experiences, three 18-hole championship golf courses, nine lighted tennis courts, an expansive 26,000-square-foot LeMonds Aveda Salon - Spa and 100,000 combined square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The resort is affiliated with the Preferred Hotels & Resorts and the Historic Hotels of America. For more information visit

Contact: Jackie Ciraldo 255-6541

About Pyramid Hotel Group

Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group is one of the predominant hotel management companies in the U.S., managing and asset managing a diverse portfolio of more than 80 hotels and resorts in destinations throughout the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as the Caribbean. For additional information please visit

Related News:

As the first news aggregate for the hotel industry, Hotel-Online is the industry’s must-read daily news source for everything hotel curated for busy professionals. Sign up today for industry news delivered to your inbox.