Nashville, TN/United States – August 1, 2017 – Turnberry Associates has announced the appointment of Lukus Kindlesparker as General Manager of the JW Marriott Nashville opening in 2018. Kindlesparker will be responsible for the property’s operations and performance. He will also oversee the strategic direction of this luxury asset in conjunction with the overall JW Marriott brand strategy of delivering exceptional results in one of the most dynamic destinations in the U.S.
“We are delighted to welcome Lukus to our team in Nashville, he brings with him extensive experience in luxury hotels and resorts and has done an exemplary job leading numerous properties; we look forward to his taking the helm at the JW Marriott Nashville” said Philip Goldfarb, corporate representative for Turnberry Associates. “Our vision for this new asset is to create something truly unique and world-class, and I can’t think of a better person to bring our vision to life than Lukus.”
Commenting on the appointment, Kindlesparker said, “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to open such an amazing hotel as the JW Marriott Nashville. The JW Marriott brand portfolio of luxury properties is extremely impressive and we believe the addition of the JW Marriott Nashville will only enhance its value as one of the leading luxury brands. This hotel will give Nashville a luxury property where travel planners and business professionals can conduct meetings on a large scale while having all of the touch points of an urban retreat including our luxury spa and fitness center as well award winning food and beverage offerings highlighted by Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak.”
Kindlesparker began his hospitality career over 17 years ago with Hyatt Hotels and also spent time with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. Kindlesparker joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in May of 2007 rising through the ranks in various operational positions. Most recently he served as the General Manager of The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta where he managed a multi-million-dollar renovation of the property and was recognized as one of Atlanta’s top 100 leaders by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has also served as General Manager of Atlanta’s Glenn Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Lukus holds a degree from Purdue University and resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife and four children. An avid runner, in his spare time, he enjoys discovering Nashville’s thriving live music and food scene.
The JW Marriott Nashville is situated in burgeoning downtown Nashville, across the street from Music City Center. The first-to-market JW Marriott property will offer 533 guestrooms, inclusive of 37 suites, along with a broad array of amenities, including renowned chef-restaurateur, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 33-story hotel will feature 50,000-square-feet of total function space including a 15,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom. JW Marriott Nashville is conveniently located close to the Bridgestone Arena, the legendary “Honky-Tonk Highway” on Lower Broadway and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Owned and operated by Turnberry Associates, the JW Marriott Nashville is located at 250 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN and will officially open its doors in 2018. For additional information please visit: www.marriott.com/bnajw