The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Appoints Todd Winch and Zak Kimble to Executive Team

Leadership Announced for New Irving Hotel Opening Spring 2019

USA, Irving , Texas. January 07, 2019

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, part of Marriott International, announces it has appointed Todd Winch as General Manager and Zak Kimble as Director of Sales & Marketing.

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, located between the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and the Toyota Music Factory, is a full-service hotel with 350 guest rooms and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is set to open in early 2019.

During his 28 years with Marriott International brands, Todd has held several positions including General Manager, Resident Manager, Director of Services and Director of Operations at properties all over North America including Miami, Atlanta and Toronto. Most recently, Todd served as General Manager at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana.

Zak has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, all of which have been spent with Marriott International brands. He previously held the position of Director of Group Sales and Catering at the Marriott International South Central Sales Office. He has also worked in sales positions at Marriott International properties in Chicago, Denver and Houston.

"It is an honor to have two seasoned experts of the hospitality industry running our team at our new property," said Kevin Schwab, Area Vice President of Marriott Hotels. "Todd's and Zak's combined knowledge and leadership will be a great asset to this new hotel."

For more information, visit the website.

Todd Winch, General Manager
Zak Kimble

About Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Media Contact:

Amy Wood
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MCA Public Relations
T: 214-654-0402

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