The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes resort in Tempe, Ariz., announces the addition of Doug Varsano to the executive team as Director of Sales and Marketing. Varsano brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality sales and marketing fields, and oversees and manages many core business functions for the award-winning Tempe-based resort.
Renowned for its spectacular on-property venues and breathtaking views, The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes is emerging from over $8 million in renovations including all guestrooms and the lobby. Popular with business and leisure travelers, the resort is famed for its convenient proximity to Tempe Diablo Stadium; an annual hit with Spring Training fans for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and serves many business travelers from the nearby community including well-known national entities such as Aetna, Bank of America, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Well Fargo and others. With three on-site bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Top of the Rock restaurant, numerous indoor and outdoor hard and soft meeting spaces, two mountainside, heated pools, a fitness center and an on-site day spa, Narande Spa -- the resort is a favorite for locals and out-of-town guests alike.
As the new Director of Sales and Marketing, Varsano works hand-in-glove with the resorts’ executive team, staff, outlet managers and vendors to guide both short term and long term strategic efforts. He is responsible for meeting the resort’s sales goals and directs a multi-person sales team for both corporate and leisure travel business. Varsano brings a unique mix of financial, operational, systems and sales skills to the Tempe team from his previous experience with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Davidson Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Host Hotels and Resorts and industry leaders Cendant Travel Distribution Services and REVPAR International.
“We’re thrilled to have Doug on board here at The Buttes Tempe,” said Steve Eberhart, General Manager of the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes hotel. “With his wealth of knowledge and industry experience, we’re already seeing a positive impact on our resort’s bottom line.”
For more information about the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes resort in Tempe, Ariz., please visit: http://www.marriott.com/PHXTM
The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes sits majestically atop a 25-acre East Valley landmark providing Arizona travelers with exciting southwest lodging that boasts natural beauty and upscale luxury accommodations. Serving as the LA Angels spring training hotel, The Buttes welcomes guests with the finest of resort amenities and superior service, while also offering convenient access to outdoor sports, local entertainment and cultural venues. Unique in design, but warm and gracious with hospitality, this Tempe hotel is an ideal destination whether planning a family vacation or corporate retreat. The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (www.interstatehotels.com), the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company.