It sounds trite, but Tony Alwora really is living the dream.
Born and raised in Kenya, Alwora, 31, immigrated to the Los Angeles area where his father lives. He got on at the Starwood Hotels and Resorts contact center there, and in six years has worked his way up in the company. Last year, he was named operations manager of Starwood’s new Wichita contact center.
For the past year, Starwood has operated out of temporary space in the old Wichita Mall, 4165 E. Harry, while it hired and built out the permanent space. On Tuesday, the company marked the formal opening of the new center – 52,000 square feet of cheerful, inviting work space, also in the mall.
There are just over 500 employees at the center now, but Alwora said it will be hiring through the end of the year.