ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES, MARKETING, AND EVENTS

Andaz West Hollywood

Kris Phillips Joins Renowned Los Angeles Hotel

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA., (March 22, 2023) – Andaz West Hollywood [1] is
excited to announce the appointment of Kris Phillips as the new Director
of Sales, Marketing, and Events. The property is one of Hyatt’s
boutique hotels under the Andaz brand. In his new role, Kris Phillips
will primarily oversee and spearhead strategy for sales and marketing,
in addition to conducting revenue forecasting, writing business plans,
and closely with his team on all events taking place at the art and
entertainment-centric property, which is known for being the first hotel
on the famous Sunset Strip.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Kris to the Andaz West Hollywood
family,” said Julian Tucker, General Manager of Andaz West Hollywood.
“In addition to his extensive knowledge of this industry and our key
markets, Kris’s sincere passion for client and customer satisfaction
is undeniable and will make him a great asset to this team.”

Phillips is an accomplished hospitality professional with nearly 15
years of experience and over a decade of sales management within the
industry. In his career thus far, Phillips has fostered strong
relationships and partnerships with clientele while servicing accounts
to best meet their needs and boost profits. He started his hospitality
career as a valet attendant for Hyatt, where he discovered his passion
for the industry and grew to become the Sales Manager for Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque and then transitioned into the same role at Hyatt Regency
New Orleans for three years. Following his role in New Orleans, Phillips
moved to the Greater Atlanta area where he assumed a role as Sales
Manager at Grand Hyatt and then Director of Group Sales at Crowne Plaza
Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Most recently, Phillips held the title of
Associate Director of Sales at Thompson Buckhead where he focused on
account sales, marketing, and management for lifestyle, luxury, leisure,
corporate consortia, corporate business travel, and entertainment.

“I am so thrilled to be starting this next chapter of my career at
Andaz West Hollywood,” said Phillips. “It will be easy to stay
creatively inspired at a property that places such a strong emphasis on
all things entertainment and art, while always looking for the next
exciting experience to offer guests.”

Andaz West Hollywood is a boutique luxury property offering 239 guest
rooms, various dining outlets, the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles
which underwent a half-million-dollar renovation in 2022, multiple
private event spaces as well as a ballroom with complete city views.

For more information about Andaz West Hollywood please visit:
www.andazwesthollywood.com [2].

About Andaz West Hollywood

Andaz West Hollywood is Los Angeles’ iconic rock ‘n’ roll hotel
located on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif. where
musical history, celebrity, and style come together. Formerly known as
the Riot House, the property – then called Continental Hyatt House and
later the Hyatt on Sunset – served as the home of some rock ‘n’
roll’s most memorable tales by being the choice hotel for rock legends
including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Duran Duran, The
Doors, and more. Rebranded as an Andaz – Hyatt’s lifestyle
collection – in 2009, the stylish hotel is more alluring and artful as
ever, featuring 239 guest rooms, including 20 suites, and spectacular
views of the Hollywood Hills on one side and the Sunset Strip and
Downtown Los Angeles on the other. The property is home to the highest
rooftop pool in Los Angeles which was renovated in 2022.

About Andaz

Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz hotels weave the
sights, sounds, and tastes of their surroundings into each property for
an experience that truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of each
local destination. Through personalized, unscripted service, Andaz
hotels create a barrier-free environment where guests are encouraged to
explore their personal sense of style and become inspired by the spirit
of the culture around them. Seventeen Andaz hotels are currently open:
Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego,
Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Andaz
Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz
Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica,
Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz
Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo
Toranomon Hills. For more information, please visit andaz.com [3].
Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with
#WhenInAndaz.

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