• Castle Hot Springs Entrance
    Castle Hot Springs
  • Mountain Shadows
  • The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
  • mountainside suite | sanctuary on camelback
    vista suite | sanctuary on camelback
  • loft suite | hotel valley ho
    Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Lodge
    Castle Hot Springs Lodge
  • infinity edge pool | sanctuary on camelback
    poolside | sanctuary on camelback
  • main entrance| hotel valley ho
    Entrance | Hotel Valley Ho
  • Mountain Shadows
  • wine wall | sanctuary on camelback
    meditation courtyard | sanctuary on camelback
  • cabana guest room | hotel valley ho
    HVH Terrace Suite | Hotel Valley Ho
  • spa casita | sanctuary on camelback
    sanctuary on camelback
  • sky line rooftop | hotel valley ho
    HVH Sky Line Rooftop | Hotel Valley Ho
  • edge bar | sanctuary on camelback
    sanctuary on camelback
  • oh pool | hotel valley ho
    OH Pool | Hotel Valley Ho
  • elements table xii | sanctuary on camelback
    sanctuary on camelback
  • presidential loft suite | hotel valley ho
    Presidential Loft Suite | Hotel Valley Ho
  • casa montana master | sanctuary on camelback

William J. Nassikas | President and Chief Operating Officer

The president and COO of Westroc Hospitality since its founding, William J. Nassikas boasts decades of successful national and international experience in the hospitality industry. Like CEO Scott Lyon, William gained early exposure to his career path as the son of hotelier James A. Nassikas, founder of the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Westroc, William served as senior vice president of operations at Grand Bay Resorts, joining that organization as part of the merger-acquisition of Carefree Resorts.  There, he was responsible for all accommodations, restaurant, spa, golf, and other guest service operations for properties including The Boulders Resort, The Buttes in Tempe, The Peaks at Telluride, Carmel Valley Ranch, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, The Grand Bay Miami, and the famed Golden Door Spa.

Among his many achievements, William was instrumental in the conception and development of Deer Valley Resort in Utah. He gained invaluable experience through executive management positions within Hyatt Hotels, as well as training throughout Europe, including the famed Restaurant Girardet in Switzerland.

A graduate of Cornell University Hotel School, William earned a Diplome Finale des Etudes from Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe Suisse des Hoteliers in Switzerland.  His numerous honors include being named “Hotelier of the Year” by The Chaine des Rotisseurs. He is an inductee in The Arizona Republic’s Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame. His other recognitions include the Ivy Award from Restaurant & Institutions magazine, the CSX Award of Excellence, nomination for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Contemporary Catalyst Award, and the 2006 Industry Leadership Award from Arizona Hospitality Industry Professionals.

William fulfills a commitment to give back to the hospitality industry, helping train future professionals as a visiting lecturer to the Inaugural Master of Real Estate Development Class at Arizona State University. He also serves on various national boards, including The Chaine des Rotisseurs and The Arizona State University Foundation.