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Westin adds two to its team

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AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain has announced it has hired Chris Cofelice to serve as the director of sales and marketing and Mark Hughes to serve as the director of rooms at the resort.

ABOUT CHRIS COFELICE

Cofelice joins The Westin Riverfront team from the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, where he most recently served as the director of sales and marketing. A graduate of the University of Florida, Cofelice previously held senior sales positions at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa and the Beaver Creek Lodge. Cofelice volunteers with the Vail Valley Habitat for Humanity and with the annual Eagle River Cleanup.

ABOUT MARK HUGHES

Hughes comes to The Westin Riverfront from the Sheraton Denver Downtown, where he most recently served as the director of housekeeping. A graduate of the University of Denver, Hughes also served as the operations and housekeeping manager at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Other hospitality experience includes The Westin Denver Downtown and the Denver Marriott City Center.

Hughes has worked as a task force manager at several Starwood brands, including The Westin Snowmass, the St. Regis Deer Valley and the W Hotel Silicon Valley. Hughes spent more than 10 years living overseas in Africa and Asia and has led volunteer outreach trips to Haiti and Nicaragua.

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'PASSIONATE, POSITIVE LEADERS'

"Chris and Mark are both passionate and positive leaders and we are thrilled to have them on our executive team," said Kristen Pryor, Westin Riverfront general manager. "The timing is perfect as we gear up for another busy ski season here in the Vail Valley."

This fall, The Westin Riverfront will complete nearly $3 million in renovations, including a major revamp of all public corridors, guest residences, the Ski Valet, the Kids Club and the Spa Anjali lounge.