Westgate Resorts Raises Minimum Pay to $10 per Hour

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Westgate Resorts Raises Minimum Pay to $10 per Hour

David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, announced today a company-wide increase in minimum pay for its team members, including those at Westgate’s Las Vegas resorts, to $10 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

All employees currently earning less than $10 per hour will receive a pay increase to the new level, with the exception of commissioned and tipped employees or employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement. In addition, all future team members outside of these exceptions will have a minimum starting pay of $10 per hour.

Although there are no Westgate team members paid at the federal minimum wage (other than commissioned or tipped employees), Westgate is implementing this wage increase to attract the very best talent in the hospitality industry and to provide a high quality of life for all of its employees.

In addition to the minimum pay increase, Westgate also announced the company is implementing its fourth consecutive merit increase for all eligible team members, a sign of the financial strength of the company.  Earlier this year, the company implemented a more generous 401(k) matching program, featuring a full 100-percent, dollar-for-dollar employer match of a team member’s first four-percent contribution.  Team members are eligible for this program after only 90 days of employment.

“We’re experiencing the best year in our history and I wanted to do something to show my gratitude for the employees who make that possible,” said Siegel. “The Westgate family includes some of the most talented professionals in the industry and it’s important that we reward our current employees and continue to attract the best and the brightest in the future.”

Westgate Resorts added more than 4,000 team members across the country in the past year. In addition to these new initiatives, Westgate offers programs that help employees in times of need, an extensive leadership development program, and a variety of community initiatives to both support team members and help the local community.

About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1980 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 28 themed destination resorts with over 13,000 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli, and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com .

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Partnership with Green Beret Foundation and Benefits eXchange Alliance to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes of 9/11 with Complimentary Public Screening of The Hornet’s Nest

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Partnership with Green Beret Foundation and Benefits eXchange Alliance to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes of 9/11 with Complimentary Public Screening of The Hornet’s Nest

Donations from event will benefit the Green Beret Foundation


Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, along with Green Beret (United States Army Special Forces) Foundation and Benefits eXchange Alliance, will honor the fallen heroes of 9/11 with a special tribute screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Hornet’s Nest. The event will take place on Thursday, September 11 and will include a cocktail reception with silent auction inside of Westgate’s Tempo Lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A presentation and introductions will occur inside of the Westgate Theater at 7 p.m.  The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a question and answer segment will immediately follow the screening conducted by the film’s Director/Producer, David Salzberg.

The Hornet’s Nest is an inspirational, never-been-seen picture of the everyday sacrifices and tribulations that our troops encounter every day in battle. The film follows Peabody and Emmy Award-winning ABC News Journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos Boettcher as they enter the front lines in Afghanistan amid the constant threat of the Taliban. Armed with only their cameras, the film is a real life documentary of survival for the soldiers as well as the father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances. This 97-minute film is rated R for mature audiences and contains adult language.

“Westgate Resorts has a long tradition of supporting our nation’s military veterans,” said David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts. “As a veteran myself, we are proud to support our nation’s heroes and their families and bring this exclusive Nevada premiere screening of The Hornet’s Nest to Las Vegas in remembrance of 9/11 and those we have lost. We honor these brave and selfless men and women for fighting for our freedom.”

In the past three years, Westgate Resorts has donated more than 4,500 three-day, two-night vacations to military personnel involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or the War on Terror.

Tickets to this event are free and available at the Westgate Las Vegas box office. Donations are suggested and will benefit the Green Beret Foundation, a non-profit that provides unconventional resources for our Army Special Forces wounded, ill, injured and transitioning warriors.

For more information or to schedule an interview with David Salzberg, Director/Producer of The Hornet’s Nest or Scott Neil, Director of Strategic Development at Green Beret Foundation, please contact Preferred Public Relations at 702-254-5704.

ABOUT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT & CASINO
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more.  The property boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com.

ABOUT WESTGATE RESORTS
One of the largest privately owned timeshare companies in the world, Westgate Resorts features luxury resorts in premier travel destinations such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Founded in 1980 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts develops and operates uniquely themed destination resorts that include luxurious accommodations, destination health spas, water parks, restaurants and retail shopping outlets. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com.

Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue Winner Announced at LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort

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Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue Winner Announced
at LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Las Vegas resident Linda Shoals’ name was called out as the Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue winner at LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort. Linda won a 2014 Jeep Patriot from Chapman Jeep valued at $16,932.

As part of the Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue promotion, Players Club members receive one ticket per drawing and additional tickets for every 100 points earned on reel slots. Other prizes include cash, resort stays, show tickets, meals gift cards and more. The Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue promotion ends August 17 when the final Jeep winner will be announced.

 

Linda Shoals of Las Vegas, Nevada poses in front of her brand new 2014 Jeep Patriot as part of the Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue promotion at LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort.

Linda Shoals of Las Vegas, Nevada poses in front of her brand new 2014 Jeep Patriot as part of the Reels to Wheels Red, White & Blue promotion at LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort.


LVH CASINO AT WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino became part of Westgate Resorts on July 1, 2014. The casino will be called LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort during the transition to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. LVH Casino at Westgate Las Vegas Resort offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™.

ABOUT WESTGATE RESORTS
One of the largest privately owned timeshare companies in the world, Westgate Resorts features luxury resorts in premier travel destinations such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Founded in 1980 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts develops and operates uniquely themed destination resorts that include luxurious accommodations, destination health spas, water parks, restaurants and retail shopping outlets. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com.