With the addition of James Kinzer as Group Golf Sales Manager, the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center plans to drive golf outings, group bookings and stay-and-play packages with the nearby award-winning We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.
No duffer to the golf or hospitality arenas, Kinzer comes to the AAA Four Diamond property after spending 25 years at The Boulders Resort. Beginning his tenure there as Tournament Coordinator, Kinzer was responsible for organizing competitive events for groups ranging from a dozen buddies on a golf vacation to hundreds attending sold-out corporate meetings. For his last eight years at The Boulders, Kinzer served as Golf Sales Manager & Tournament Coordinator, selling to individual golf groups, corporations and associations – and executing more than 200 golf tournaments per year.
In his new position at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, Kinzer will perform many of the same responsibilities, using his well-honed sales and organization skills to provide exceptional golf outings for groups staying at the resort. As an avid golfer who “plays for fun, not for score,” Kinzer will work closely with We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, located across the street from the resort, to maximize stay-and-play packages.
“As a property that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary as an independent golf resort, our focus remains on leveraging our relationship with We-Ko-Pa Golf Club to provide our guests with a truly unique and memorable desert golf experience,” said Craig Benell, acting general manager of the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. “James’ impressive golf and sales expertise will help him encourage even more meeting planners and smaller golf groups to make golf an integral part of their stay with us, by combining our luxurious accommodations and amenities with the golf club’s award-winning courses.”
About the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
Conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center (www.wekoparesort.com) features 246 contemporary guestrooms and suites designed with Native American traditions, bold Southwestern cuisine at the Ahnala Mesquite Room, luxurious spa treatments and salon services at the Amethyst Spa & Boutique, and a spacious heated outdoor pool with two whirlpools. The AAA Four Diamond independent golf resort’s proximity to the award-winning courses at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, gaming and entertainment at Fort McDowell Casino, and the numerous outdoor activities at Fort McDowell Adventures make it the ideal destination for a vacation, business function or special event.