New Westin Nashville GM trades Colorado for the Music City

The Westin Nashville, Tenn. (Former Viceroy Snowmass GM and RVP Hugh Templeman will take on the role of GM for the 45-guestroom Westin Nashville. )

Castlerock Asset Management appointed Hugh Templeman as GM of the Westin Nashville. With more than three decades of experience in both luxury and lifestyle hotels, and most recently serving as GM regional VP for Colorado's Viceroy Snowmass resort, Templeman will lead the operation of the 456-room property. 

“Hugh’s history of working with both international and domestic luxury hotel brands, such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons, has added an excellent element to the Westin Nashville, and we believe his experience makes him the perfect fit for this position,” Ray Waters, VP of Castlerock Asset Management, said in a statement.

As GM for the Viceroy Snowmass, Templeman led the hotel team to trade out of receivership and ensured profitability and viability by achieving budgets and goals. Templeman also repositioned various divisions and departments to ensure standards, financial goals and customer and employee satisfaction were met. He was promoted to regional VP for the company in 2013 while still based at the Viceroy Snowmass.  

Prior to his work at Viceroy Snowmass, Templeman opened Viceroy New York, managed ownership transitions in Viceroy New York, Viceroy Miami and Cassa New York, assisted in securing Viceroy Chicago to the portfolio and implemented a revised operational incentive plan. Additionally, Templeman served as GM of Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, hotel managemenr and director of sales for The Four Seasons Hotel Dublin and six years of service with Ritz-Carlton Hotel both as director of sales and marketing and director of room operations for international and domestic locations. 

The Westin Nashville is located near the city’s entertainment district and the Music City Center, and is managed by Castlerock Asset Management. The property was designed by David Mexico Design Group and Bullock Smith and Partners. The 27-story hotel has 454 guestrooms and 14 suites.