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Westin Hotels seeks “running concierge”

ConciergeLove running? Love to travel? Westin Hotels is offering the job of a lifetime to one lucky runner.

The hotel chain has launched an international contest to find its first-ever RunWESTIN Concierge. The chosen candidate will serve as the the on-site running expert for Westin VIPs participating in select Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series events.

More than 400 candidates have already been vetted for the sought-after role and additional runners are encouraged to apply at www.runwestinconcierge.com through June 30, 2013.

This fall, the concierge will begin the journey of a lifetime, travelling to over 10 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon destinations across the U.S. to give Westin guests a leg up on the competition. From pre-race training to the finish line, the RunWESTIN Concierge will act as a personal marathon coach, engaging with runners and sharing training and race advice, leading warm-up runs and lending recovery tips.

“Speaking as a passionate runner, the RunWESTIN Concierge is a dream job for running enthusiasts,” Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien, said in a statement. “It’s an extraordinary opportunity to travel to amazing cities doing exactly what you love while inspiring others along the way, and get paid for it.”

The key qualifications include a positive, charismatic personality with a natural ability to engage and motivate others, a strong familiarity with social media and experience in completing multiple marathons.  In this role, the concierge will be responsible for sharing their in-depth knowledge of marathon running and training to improve performance and build and maintain rapport with Westin guests through social media.

To apply, each candidate must submit an application as well as complete Westin’s Running Questionnaire by June 30. Ten quarter-finalists will be asked to submit a video of up to three minutes that demonstrates their training philosophy and vibrant personality. The five semi-finalists will be invited to interview in-person at Starwood Corporate Headquarters and three finalists will receive a trip to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Chicago to prove that they should be chosen to become the new RunWESTIN Concierge. The winner will make their first appearance at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon from Sept. 13-15.

Think you have what it takes? Apply at www.runwestinconcierge.com.