SAN ANTONIO - JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa promotes Vince Waddill to the Director of Event Management role. In his new position, Waddill will be responsible for overseeing the event management and event operations teams, as well as acting as a facilitator with key hotel partners.
Since 2015, Waddill has served the role of Director of Event Planning at the resort.
Waddill began his career with Marriott in 1990 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa as a banquet server and soon became a senior banquet captain. In 1997, he relocated to San Diego and served as the senior banquet manager, opening the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa. While in San Diego, he transitioned into event planning as an event manager. In 2002, Waddill relocated to San Antonio and served as the senior banquet manager at the Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk Hotels where he later took on the role of event manager. He then worked as Director of Knibbe Ranch before joining JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
“I am excited to be taking on this amazing opportunity in joining the resort leadership team,” says Vince Waddill, Director of Event Management. “As our business continues to recover by leaps and bounds, we are able to grow and improve our teams towards meeting our legacy of best-in-class results in customer service, associate engagement, and superior financial performance. I also look forward to continuing to network and strategize with other meeting professionals in continuing to evolve the industry through education, leadership, and sustainable practices.”
In his 32 years of hospitality experience, Waddill has consistently delivered industry leading results in customer satisfaction, associate engagement, and financial performance. He has held the professional designation of Certified Meeting Professional since 2005 as well as Certified Tourism Ambassador of San Antonio.
Conveniently located a short drive from San Antonio International Airport and downtown San Antonio, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa encompasses 600 picturesque acres with an abundance of adventures and on-site activities. The award-winning resort boasts 1,002 recently renovated guest rooms, two 18-hole PGA TOUR TPC golf courses, a 9-acre water park with thrilling water and body slides, a 1,100-foot long meandering lazy river, multiple activity pools and a sandy beach play area, 265,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, seven on-site dining options and a full-service spa and wellness center.