15 Aug 2019

Press Release 08-15-19 | Dario Gomez Named Director of Sales & Marketing at The Westin

Dario Gomez Named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza

Dan Pittman

COSTA MESA, CA, August 6, 2019 – The Westin South Coast Plaza announces it has hired hospitality industry veteran Dario Gomez as Director of Sales and Marketing. Conveniently situated in Orange County’s vibrant commercial and cultural center, The Westin South Coast Plaza has long been one of the area’s most popular hotels for business and leisure travelers.

In his new role, Mr. Gomez will be responsible for the strategy and implementation of all sales and marketing initiatives for the iconic hotel, while overseeing a talented team of sales professionals.

Mr. Gomez brings over 30 years of experience with Marriott International to his new post, including serving as a Group Sales Leader in the Southwest Group Sales Office, and directly on property in various sales and operations roles at the Anaheim Marriott, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, the New York Marriott Downtown and New York Marriott World Trade Center. Mr. Gomez is well acquainted with the Orange County market, as he was most recently Area Sales Leader for Orange County.

“We are delighted to welcome Dario aboard and are confident that his experience and leadership skills will assure the success of sales and marketing activities for our hotel,” said Mike Hall, general manager of The Westin South Coast Plaza. 

Understanding how important exercise, eating nutritious food and quality sleep are, The Westin has built the experience of its guests around six pillars of well-being. These are “feel well,” “work well,” “move well,” “eat well,” “sleep well” and “play well.” They essentially tap into everything done inside the hotel, such as offering healthy eating options, the popular workout gear lending program and more. “At The Westin, our mission is to be a partner in our guest’s well-being before, during and after their stay,” said Mr. Hall.

The Westin South Coast Plaza is considered to be Orange County’s landmark hotel and is the only premiere Westin property in the county and features 393 spacious guestrooms and 35,000 square feet of unique indoor and outdoor meeting space that can accommodate up to 600 participants banquet style.  The unique Terrace Level offers a relaxing outdoor space ideal for wedding and gala events, plus an outdoor gazebo specifically designed for wedding ceremonies and themed events.

Located at 686 Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa, California, The Westin is adjacent to South Coast Plaza, a unique retail center and an ultimate shopping destination.  With over 280 luxury stores and restaurants, it has the highest concentration of premier stores in the country.  For information, call (714) 540-2500 or visit

Dario Gomez, Director of Sales & Marketing