Michelle Huntzinger, a Las Vegas native, is the hotel operations director for Aliante Casino + Hotel, and was part its transition to an independent resort in 2012. Huntzinger’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing the eight operating departments of the hotel, including financial performance, guest experience and team member satisfaction. She was also largely responsible for the planning and execution of the re:lax spa grand opening. With more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Huntzinger spent the last 12 years working for Station Casinos, most recently as hotel operations director at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa.
A native Las Vegan, Lauren Westerfield joined Aliante Casino + Hotel team as executive director of marketing and entertainment in 2013. She oversees the Players Club loyalty program as well as promotions, entertainment, public relations and advertising, social media, player development and analytics departments. She also supports marketing the entire resort business including food and beverage, entertainment, casino and slot marketing, ancillary gaming and hotel. Westerfield works to ensure strategic partnerships between Aliante and technology companies, entertainment contractors and independent and nonprofit organizations.
Candace Martin, a performer turned executive, joined Aliante Casino + Hotel as the entertainment director during the property’s transition to an independent resort. In her role, Martin is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations relating to venue programming, branding, maintenance and talent booking for Access Showroom, ETA Lounge, Poolside Jazz Under the Stars and live restaurant performers. Martin performed worldwide for productions as “Enter the Night,” “The History of Sex,” “Siren of Song” and “Masquerade Show in the Sky,” and has been the opening act for Journey and the Steve Miller Band at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.