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Westin in Avon names new general manager

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Kristen Pryor

AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain has announced that it has promoted Kristen Pryor to serve as general manager of the resort.

With nearly 20 years of hospitality sales experience, Pryor has served as The Westin Riverfront's director of sales and marketing since the resort's pre-opening in 2007. She helped position the resort to win numerous awards and accolades, including earning Colorado's first Silver LEED hotel certification and being named Conde Nast Traveler's No. 1 U.S. resort for 2010. Under Pryor's leadership, Starwood also honored The Westin Riverfront for Sales Team of the Year.

ACTIVE SUPPORTER

A member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Pryor is an active supporter of many Vail Valley organizations, including serving on town of Avon's 2014 re-branding committee and working closely with the Vail Valley Partnership, Beaver Creek Resort and the Vail Valley Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Pryor previously served as the associate director of sales at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. Pryor started her hospitality career as a concierge at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa and also held sales positions at the Keystone Conference Center and the Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa.

"Kristen has proven herself to be a creative, energetic and hands-on leader," said Harry Frampton, chairman of East West Resorts, which manages the property. "She has worked tirelessly to promote The Westin Riverfront and the Vail Valley and understands the East West commitment to delivering amazing guest experiences and strong community partnerships."

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Developed by Colorado's East West Partners, The Westin Riverfront features 230 guest rooms. This fall, The Westin Riverfront will complete nearly $3 million in renovations, including a major revamp of all public corridors, guest residences, Ski Valet and the Kids Club, a new Spa Anjali lounge and an expanded pool bar.

For more information on The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek, visit http://www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com or call 1-866-949-1616.