Lukus Kindlesparker appointed GM of the Westin Nashville

Wischermann Partners appointed Lukus Kindlesparker as GM of The Westin Nashville. Combining his background with luxury hotels along with a strong knowledge of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Marriott International brands, Lukus will bring over 15 years of hotel expertise to Nashville to run the 453-room property.

“Lukus’ background working with world-class brands, such as W and Westin, make him the perfect fit to further cement The Westin Nashville’s position in the market as the best in the city.” said Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners.

With a career in the hospitality industry spanning almost two decades, Kindlesparker joins The Westin Nashville from his previous role as GM of the W Atlanta Midtown, a 466-room, 30,000 square-foot property in Atlanta. During his tenure, Kindlesparker was recognized as one of Atlanta’s top 100 leaders in the hospitality industry by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, implementing programs for over 200 full-time employees that executed brand vision while fostering an environment of inclusion. Prior to W Atlanta Midtown, Lukus served as GM of Atlanta’s Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection as well as W Atlanta Perimeter. He holds a B.S. in consumer and family sciences from Purdue University.

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“The Westin Nashville has already set the bar for the city’s hospitality scene,” Kindlesparker said. “I’m looking forward to keeping up the momentum in one of the nation's most vibrant cities and providing our guests with not only the service and comfort they expect, but an experience that is truly Nashville.”

Located near the city’s entertainment district and adjacent to the Music City Center, The Westin Nashville was created to be a reflection of the city’s energy and Southern sophistication. Designed by David Mexico Design Group and Bullock Smith and Partners, each of the hotel’s 453 guestrooms has custom artwork and design details inspired by the city and region.

Included are three penthouse/style entertainment suites, three hospitality suites and eight executive suites, each distinctly designed with its own character and motif. The Westin Nashville also has roughly 20,000 square feet of adaptable event space, including pre-function areas and 12 meeting venues. The Vanderbilt Ballroom offers reception seating for up to 500 guests.

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