• The Westin Nashville Announced New Appointment

     
    POSTED December 22, 2016
     

The Westin Nashville has appointed Lukus Kindlesparker to general manager of the 453-room property—a 15-year industry veteran. Kindlesparker has extensive experience, with over 15 years in the hospitality industry and

“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.” says Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners, Inc.

Kindlesparker received his bachelor’s dehree. in consumer and family sciences from Purdue University. Prior to joining The Westin Nashville, he worked as the general manager of W Atlanta Midtown and has been acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s top 100 hospitality leaders by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, he served as the general manager of Atlanta’s Glenn Hotel.

“The Westin Nashville has already set the bar for the city’s hospitality scene,” says Kindlesparker. “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.”

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