Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Ignites Meeting Groups with Recharged Retreats Led by Robert Van Arlen

Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 2, 2009) – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, perched on the northern slope of its namesake in Scottsdale, Ariz., is an inspiring setting for small meetings, with world-class facilities and compelling views thanks to the blessings of Mother Nature. In response to the evolving needs of corporate meeting groups, the premier boutique resort has introduced a new tool to help ignite a successful gathering – the expertise and energy of dynamic speaker, Robert Van Arlen.

Author of "Focused Synergy," Van Arlen is an internationally known business speaker, author and emcee, whose engaging training style has been utilized and lauded by such companies as Verizon Wireless, Ernst & Young, Carl's Junior and Procter & Gamble. At Sanctuary, Van Arlen will customize each program to drive the best results for the individual group. Workshops (ranging from 60- or 90-minute keynote speeches to half- and full-day training sessions and team building programs) have been designed to address corporate leadership, sales and service. Examples include:

Ignite Leaders – Producing a Hit When the Band Has Changed
Van Arlen teaches business leaders how to become igniters, inspiring top performance from team members through a change in leadership that others will want to follow, support and participate in. This program focuses on leader confidence, vision alignment, accountability and measurable growth in performance.

Ignite Sales – Improving the Beat of Sales
Salespeople are the heartbeat of most organizations, and at Sanctuary, sales teams will learn new ways to grow relationships with prospects and existing customers. As a result, attendees learn new techniques to demonstrate differentiation and become invaluable resources to customers.

Ignite Service – Orchestrating Service Excellence
Van Arlen reinforces that service is a 24/7 initiative and a core element for retention and growth in almost every industry. Following a diagnosis of a group's existing service standards, Van Arlen finds new ways to improve the customer experience, ultimately helping team members raise their personal bar of excellence, become better listeners and problem solvers, and look to anticipate rather than react to customer issues.

Sanctuary's intimate size reinforces privacy for each meeting group with close proximity to its 98 guest casitas, seven private Mountainside Estates, and acclaimed Sanctuary Spa, which offers group wellness programs designed to rejuvenate and inspire. For active groups, a vast infinity-edge pool (the largest in Arizona), tennis compound, hiking and biking trails and state-of-the-art fitness center are available along with golf privileges at Phoenix/Scottsdale's most renowned courses. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1..

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain:
One of the country's most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sanctuary was recognized in 2006 as the "top resort" in the United States by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and was included on the Travel & Leisure "T + L 500" list. Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler "Gold List" and "Reader's Choice" winner since opening in 2001.

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