Fifteen-year hospitality industry veteran Juan Manrique has been named Account Director, business travel at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Conveniently situated in Orange County’s commercial and cultural center, The Westin is one of the area’s most popular hotels for business travelers.
He comes to The Westin from his previous post as a business development manager with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. His other Starwood experience includes sales and revenue responsibilities with The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites and The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“We are delighted to have Juan join us and look forward to working with him as we refine our business travel portfolio,” said Trine Ackelman, director of sales and marketing of the Westin South Coast Plaza.
The hotel recently completed a renovation of all its guestrooms that feature new Westin Heavenly® Beds where travelers may enjoy a deep and restful sleep. For design value, all ceilings were given smooth surfaces and crown moldings were added. All hard and soft goods were replaced, including HD televisions, and the bathrooms featuring the Heavenly® Shower underwent a comprehensive reformation resulting in majority of rooms featuring large walk-in showers.
The Westin South Coast Plaza is considered to be Orange County’s landmark hotel and is the only premiere Westin property in the county and features 393 spacious guestrooms and 35,000 square feet of unique indoor and outdoor meeting space that can accommodate up to 600 participants banquet style. The unique Terrace Level offers a relaxing outdoor space ideal for wedding and gala events, plus an outdoor gazebo specifically designed for wedding ceremonies and themed events.
Located at 686 Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa, California, The Westin is adjacent to South Coast Plaza, a unique retail center and an ultimate shopping destination. With over 280 luxury stores and restaurants, it has the highest concentration of premier stores in the country. For information, call (714) 540-2500 or visit westin.com/southcoastplaza.