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The Scottsdale, Arizona Resort is searching for the perfect candidate to oversee the Kierland FlowRider boardsport simulator, opening August 2012


Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 19, 2012) – Passionate about boardsports and looking for a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity? On International Surfing Day, June 20, 2012 The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona will launch a nationwide Kierland “Wave Master” Search, looking for the perfect candidate to oversee the new Kierland FlowRiderboardsport simulator, opening August 2012 as a part of the Kierland Resort’s Adventure Water Park. The national job search competition will have candidates competing for the rare opportunity to do what they love and love what they do by winning the full-time job as “Wave Master” at the premier Scottsdale Resort for all things FUN, Starwood’s notoriously generous benefits package – all to have FUN and encourage guests of The Westin Kierland to have FUN too. Top candidates will compete through a series of rounds, ending in a surf-off for the job title of Kierland “Wave Master” on the Grand Opening weekend of Kierland FlowRider at The Westin Kierland.


This unique job opportunity to surf every day, and teach others to flowboard comes with a full-time position with The Westin Kierland Resort and benefits including medical, 401k, annual incentive program, and Starwood discounts. The primary job description is to make sure everyone has FUN on Kierland FlowRider and the responsibility to manage the $2.4 million Kierland FlowRider and water park operation. The Kierland “Wave Master” must have a passion for boardsports, be a people-person, and a general zest for life is recommended. To review job requirements and submit a video, visitKierlandWaveMaster.com.


This job search competition is unique to other job applications, asking all who are interested to first submit a 1-2 minute video via YouTube or other online video sharing site showing why they should be considered for the Kierland “Wave Master”job, using creativity and personality to convey their passion for boardsports. Amateur videos are encouraged; surfing experience and skill is not required to apply. The first round videos will be viewed by a panel of judges, and those who meet the “Wave Master” criteria will then be invited to complete a Starwood job application. The top candidates will complete interviews with the hiring panel. Finalists will be invited out to The Westin Kierland Resort where they will be involved in FUN competitions and a final surf-off on the grand opening weekend of Kierland FlowRider. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to vote, and the candidate with the highest score from the hiring panel and public will be given the opportunity of a lifetime, and title of Kierland “Wave Master.”


Get Social with The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa for the latest news on the “Wave Master” search. As the Scottsdale Resort’s most loyal guests, friends, fans and followers of The Westin Kierland’s FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterest, andKierland Epicurean Club are among the first to learn about the latest promotions and offers. Simply “Like” on Facebook (facebook.com/WestinKierland), Follow on Twitter (twitter.com/WestinKierland), Upload on YouTube (youtube.com/WestinKierland), Follow on Pinterest (pinterest.com/WestinKierland) or Join the Kierland Epicurean Club(email “Epicurean Club” to dining@kierlandresort.com) to receive exclusive access to special offers and events throughout the year only shared through these channels.


About Kierland FlowRider

“Flowboarding” is not just a ride, it is a sport, a 21st Century alchemy that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding, and boards derived from wakeboarding. Thrilling to ride, thrilling to watch, and designed to handle wipeouts. The FlowRider‘s waveform is a proprietary composite membrane ride surface that is designed to absorb the energy of impacts. Flowboarders may wipe out, but they’ll get back up again and again and again. Boardsports such as surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding are skill-based activities that challenge riders to develop new tricks to emulate their heroes. The best part about the Kierland Flowrider is that no skill is required to flowboard for the very first time, thus making this latest boardsport appreciated by all ages. “Like” Kierland FlowRider on Facebook (facebook.com/KierlandFlowRider) or visit www.KierlandFlowRider.com for the latest FlowRider news and events.


About The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a four-diamond Resort located in the heart of “new” Scottsdale in the Sonoran Southwest.  The Arizona Resort features 732 rooms, 55 suites and 32 casitas; nearly 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space; ten food and beverage venues; a full-service spa and fitness studio; an elaborate water park including a water slide and lazy river; Westin Kids Club®; and the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club. Kierland Resort has an award-winning Family FUN program with events and activities for individuals of all ages.  As an added benefit, The Westin Kierland is adjacent to Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter; both are among the hottest shopping and dining districts in the Valley.  The Resort is an ENERGY STAR Partner and was named the “Greenest Hotel in Phoenix” by the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association and the Arizona Department of Environmental Services. For more information about The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, please visit www.kierlandresort.com or call 480-624-1000. Recent enhancement information can be found at www.kierlandenhancements.com. All special events and offers can be found atwww.ilovekierlandresort.com. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.




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