The Westin Anaheim Resort™ Announces Executive Team
Ahead of June 2021 Opening, The Westin Anaheim Resort™ Announces Key Leadership Appointments to Lead New Luxury Hotel Opening
ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 13, 2020) ― Opening June, 2021, The Westin Anaheim Resort™ is pleased to announce its core executive team to lead the brand new 618-room hotel. Featuring a modern design that was inspired by Anaheim’s historic orange grove roots before Disneyland® opened in 1955, The Westin Anaheim Resort™ will be a relaxing haven of wellness and renewal while being located directly across Disneyland® Resort and steps away from some of Southern California’s most popular attractions including Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center.
The seasoned leadership team will bring their collective experience, strategy and passion to the new hotel, ensuring a successful opening even amidst a pandemic. The Westin Anaheim Resort™ executive team will inevitably set up the foundation and guide to success for years to come.
Carmine Iommazzo | General Manager
Leading the team as General Manager, Carmine Iommazzo says he is “excited to bring a new level of luxury and hospitality standards to the Anaheim market.” As General Manager, Iommazzo will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day hotel operations, from sales and marketing, revenue management, and guest experiences, to programming, service, and food and beverage. Iommazzo has carved out an outstanding hospitality career spanning more than 20 years, holding key leadership roles at luxury properties across the U.S., and Australia, including most recently as General Manager of The Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, a Forbes Four-Star and Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award “Top Hotel in Hawaii” hotel.
Pennelope Wright | Assistant General Manager
With nearly three decades of operational experience in hospitality, Assistant General Manager Pennelope Wright will support General Manager Carmine Iommazzo in leading The Westin Anaheim Resort™’s service team and hotel operations. Prior to joining The Westin Anaheim Resort™, Wright has held a variety of leadership roles throughout her tenure including General Manager of La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX and Director of Operations for the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport, where she played an instrumental role in the $86 million dollar conversion of the former Two Diamond hotel into a Four Diamond property.
Cynthia Ordyke | Director of Sales and Marketing
Bringing over 35 years of progressive hospitality and sales leadership to her role as Director of Sales and Marketing, Cynthia Ordyke will be responsible for driving the sales and marketing strategies and initiatives for the soon-to-open hotel which also includes 47,542 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space. Prior to joining The Westin Anaheim Resort™, Ordyke was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Four Diamond Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, where she formed instrumental partnerships and relationships with the Los Angeles and Orange County markets and looks forward to bringing her extensive knowledge of both markets to her new role. Ordyke continues to lead the pre-opening sales efforts for the hotel, including building the sales team, managing key partnerships, and securing group and transient business to ensure success beyond opening.
Jenniffer San Pedro | Controller
With experience in various brand hotels, including luxury, independent and boutique hotels, Jenniffer San Pedro brings over 16 years of hospitality experience to her role as Controller for The Westin Anaheim Resort. Having previously held multiple Executive Director of Finance positions for both decentralized and centralized accounting structures, for Hilton and Interstate Hotels and Resorts, San Pedro brings a strong financial background with a focus on forecasting, management control, and mentorship integrated into all aspects of operations to her new role as Controller for The Westin Anaheim Resort.
About The Westin Anaheim Resort™
Anticipated to open in June 2021, the AAA Four-Diamond will be a relaxing haven of wellness and renewal while being steps away from some of Southern California’s biggest and most popular attractions including Disneyland® Resort, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center. Featuring a modern design that was inspired by Anaheim’s historic orange grove roots before Disneyland® opened in 1955, The Westin Anaheim Resort™ will feature 618 stylish guestrooms including 121 suites, a signature 3,600 square foot WestinWORKOUT Fitness Center, a resort-style pool, and seven signature restaurants and bars, including Anaheim’s only exclusive rooftop bar overlooking Disneyland® Resort’s nightly fireworks. The hotel will also feature 23 meeting rooms totaling 47,542 square feet of customizable and high-tech meeting space including a 16,120-square-foot grand ballroom. For more information, visit The Westin Anaheim Resort™ website or follow the hotel on Instagram.