Samantha Smith, Catering Sales Coordinator, has been part of our family since 2013. She got her start in the Stockton Hospitality program, and she’s flourished working in both the hotel and catering side of the business, so she has the full 365-degree perspective. Her favorite part of the job is helping brides and groom make their big day truly memorable. She’s known around the office for her high energy and infectious enthusiasm. From the first meeting to the big day, brides and grooms and other event planners love how her energy lights up a room and helps them get super excited for the fun ahead. Her advice… let go of stress. When you’re too worried, you won’t enjoy your own celebration. Trust that everything will fall into place. Sam and the Windsor team are here to make absolutely sure everything is perfect, so you can relax! What makes Sam passionate about the Windsor Ballroom? She loves that the ballroom is a chameleon. No matter what colors or themes you envision for your event, the ballroom can transform to look as though it were designed just for you. And every time she walks into the room for a new event – POW – the room looks totally unique. For us, every event feels like the first, and every day is a blast.
Andrea Maturo, Catering Sales Director, has been part of the team since April 2012. Andrea loves working at a venue with newly renovated event spaces that are full of character and charisma. And she loves the opportunity to connect with her brides and grooms and event planners at a personal level, and meeting so many exciting people at an exciting time in their lives. “Spending time with each new couple doesn’t feel like a business transaction. I love getting to know them as friends.” She takes pride in making sure that clients don’t feel rushed, in encouraging them to ask a million questions, and sharing the moment when they see the ballroom for the first time on their big day. Her advice? “Take it a day at a time. Ask for advice – that’s what we’re here for!” Andrea is devoted to her family, to her dog, and to embarking on new culinary adventures. She’s super excited about planning her own wedding at a Hotels Unlimited wedding venue!
Ty Vasquez, Banquet Manager, discovered his love of hospitality back in high school. He was honored to compete in Skills USA for Food and Beverage Service in both high school and college, and we’re proud to say that he placed third in the state of New Jersey! His experience working in hospitality, from a posh Florida country club to an up-and-coming Brick food truck, has taught him how to create an extraordinary experience for every guest. Ty’s savvy decision making and make-it-work attitude help ensure that no obstacle big or small will thwart your special day. He loves being part of a team where everyone pitches in, and takes special pride in maintaining the beauty of our Outdoor Patio and creating “oasis moments” for brides and grooms. In his spare time, Ty is a committed member of the Spartan racing community… which keeps his stamina strong for busy wedding weekends!