Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First-ever Resident Running Concierge

I made a post a couple of month's back about some of the oddest hotel professions and this morning came across this press release about another first in hotel roles ...

Westin Hotels Names Veteran Runner as the Brand’s First-Ever Resident Running Concierge

Christopher Heuisler, Experienced Marathon Runner and Running Coach, Selected from a Pool of More Than 1,000 Highly-Qualified Applicants
It’s the job runners have been training for all their lives and today, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced that Christopher Heuisler, a veteran runner who has competed in 25 marathons in 20 states, was chosen as the winner of its nationwide search for the first-ever RunWESTIN Concierge. Earlier this year Westin launched a search for an experienced, passionate runner to join them on the road and serve as the on-site running expert for Westin VIPs participating in select Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series events. Christopher beat more than 1,000 applicants to the finish line for the dream job after a month-long selection process that vetted final candidates through a series of application reviews and in-person interviews.

“After an extensive search for the ideal candidate, we are thrilled to have Christopher join the Westin team as our first RunWESTIN Concierge,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “Not only does he have the marathon experience and impressive credentials we were looking for, but he is also an impassioned individual who will seamlessly connect with our guests and ultimately help them achieve their goals.”

Christopher will make his first official appearance as the RunWESTIN Concierge this weekend at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. On September 21-22, Westin guests participating in the Montreal Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will have the first opportunity to take part in the VIP Marathon Package with Christopher as the official on-site running expert. As the RunWESTIN Concierge, Christopher will provide training tips through social channels, lead runners in a pre-race tour of the route and the routine warm-up run, greet runners at the finish line and provide race-recovery instruction and tips in the VIP Recovery Tent. In addition to Montreal, the resident RunWESTIN Concierge will appear at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons in Denver, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

From pre-race training to the finish line, Christopher will act as a personal marathon coach, engaging with runners and sharing expert training and race advice, in addition to leading warm-up runs and offering recovery tips for sore muscles. The Boston-based trainer will be responsible for sharing his in-depth knowledge of marathon running and training to improve performance and build and maintain rapport with Westin guests through social media outlets. In addition to his extensive marathon experience, the happily married father of two was most recently a tier-4 coach at Equinox Fitness Club – an honor bestowed only to 80 out of 1,800 personal trainers nationwide and indicating the highest level of client coaching. Serving as the tier-4 team’s marathon expert, Christopher successfully coached over 20 clients in completing their first marathon.

Apart from his duties as an on-site coach for runners, Christopher will engage with Westin guests via social media, offering nutrition and training tips, setting race goals and providing inspiration for novices and veterans alike. Christopher will be connecting with guests across a variety of social platforms including Facebook, Instagram (@ChrisHeuisler) and Tumblr.

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