The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas Selects American Audio Visual Center as Their Partner

American Audio Visual Center, the Extreme Customer Service Company wins new long-term agreement with The Westin Kierland Resort after a successful three year performance.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 30, 2005 -- The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas has selected American Audio Visual Center (the “Extreme Customer Service” Audio Visual Company) as their continued audio-visual, multimedia and production services partner. American Audio Visual Center, Inc. (AAVC) is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas chose AAVC due to their proven three year performance at the resort, commitment to “Extreme Customer Service”, executive presentation and their reputation as the industry's premier audio-visual and multimedia production services partner.

The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas continues to offer one of the most comprehensive technical and multimedia packages in the hospitality industry. More than just a vendor, American Audio Visual Center prides itself by becoming a seamless part of the Resort’s Team. From concept to execution, meeting planners, producers, corporations and associations can now experience an on site, one-stop-shop including: set design, internet cafés, the latest in leading-edge audio, video, lighting, presentation design, web casting, entertainment staging support and industry leading technical services for any sized meeting or event.

"There is no compromising when it comes to delivering state-of-the-art audio visual and multimedia services to our clients," said J. Bruce Lange, General Manager of The Westin Kierland. "As a leader in the hospitality industry, Westin only partners with those companies who are leaders and innovators in their respected fields. American Audio Visual Center has shown us that they share our desire to exceed client and guest expectations, which produces win-win results all around."

For additional information regarding The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas audio-visual and multimedia production service or to schedule an interview, please contact Duane Tornquist, Corporate Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas
Since opening in November 2002, The Westin Kierland Resort has amassed numerous industry awards including: Celebrated Living "Readers' Choice Platinum List;" Meetings & Conventions magazine "Gold Tee Award;" Travel + Leisure magazine "World's Best Awards;" Smart Meetings magazine, "Platinum Choice Award;" Successful Meetings magazine "Pinnacle Awards; "Meetings & Conventions "Gold Key Award;" Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine "Award of Excellence."

The AAA Four Diamond resort is the only Westin in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and features 735 spacious guestrooms, including 63 suites and 32 casita units. The resort offers more than 175,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space, including a 25,000-square-foot ballroom and 21 multi-function meeting rooms. The Grand Ballroom's 25-foot open ceilings and state-of-the-art innovations allow for maximum flexibility and adaptability for events of all kinds. Special lighting treatments that provide an artistic illusion of clouds suspended in air, plus crystal-clear acoustics and generous pre-function space designed to accommodate exhibitions and large receptions.

In November 2003, the resort added 30,000 square feet including a 15,000-square-foot Herberger Ballroom which features a roof deck terrace equal in square footage that serves as a venue for outdoor functions. The Herberger Ballroom is a versatile facility that divides into five sections with 15-foot ceilings. A 42,000-square-foot lawn and 3,400-square-foot pavilion offer additional opportunities. All meeting facilities feature high-speed Internet access via T-1 line connections, video-conferencing capabilities, satellite and the dedicated on-site audiovisual staff from American Audio Visual Center.

The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas features 735 rooms that provide the ultimate in luxury: Westin's Heavenly Bed(r) and Heavenly Bath(r). The full-service resort's eight unique dining experiences, full-service spa; elaborate water park; Westin Kids Club(r); and the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club. The resort is a short stroll to nearby Kierland Commons, an upscale Main Street development that incorporates more than 70 high-end specialty stores, exquisite dining and entertainment as well as office and plaza loft living space, into a vibrant urban neighborhood environment.

The Westin Kierland is part of Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 120 hotels and resorts in 30 countries and territories, owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.

American Audio Visual Center, Inc.
American Audio Visual Center is a twelve year old privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. AAVC has over fifty hotel and resort partnerships including the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Fairmont San Francisco, Westin Kierland, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Scottsdale Hilton, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and more. AAVC also has a national staging division, Team Staging, that travels throughout North America supporting meetings and events for some of today’s top corporations, associations, meeting planners and show producers. American Audio Visual Center’s President and CEO, Jim Carlson and Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Duane Tornquist, continue to give their “Extreme Customer Service” presentation to prospective hotels, resorts, convention centers and corporations throughout the United States in order to continue their intelligent growth pattern and increased capture rate of the available market share. AAVC now has a well deserved reputation as the country’s premier high-end, luxury in-house multimedia, audio visual and staging company. American Audio Visual Center also employs one of the most seasoned, technical and creative staffs in the business and houses one of the most extensive audio, video and lighting inventories in the industry.

“It’s all about our people, our core values and an uncompromising promise to deliver Extreme Customer Service to each and every customer. We also have the only proven, comprehensive revenue enhancement and forecasting sales system designed to increase revenue for our hotel and resort partners’ year over year. We consider it an honor to continue our partnership with The Westin Kierland Resort, Spa and Villas and plan to earn their business each and every day.” – Jim Carlson, President & CEO.

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