Lukus Kindlesparker joined the Turnberry team in 2017 as the General Manager of the $250 million JW Marriott Nashville hotel. In November 2019, Kindlesparker was promoted to Vice President, Full-Service Hotels for Turnberry where, in addition to running the daily operations of the JW Marriott Nashville, he oversees brand development, F&B selection and oversight, operations, and capital planning for Turnberry’s full-service portfolio. Kindlesparker began his hospitality career nearly 20 years ago at the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, working at properties throughout California and at the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Hawaii. Kindlesparker joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in May 2007 and worked in various operational roles before joining Marriott’s Autograph Collection hotel in Atlanta as General Manager. In 2015, Kindlesparker rejoined the Starwood brand as the General Manager of the W Atlanta Midtown before moving to Nashville to serve as the General Manager for The Westin in 2016.
Kindlesparker received the 2019 “General Manager of the Year” presented by the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association. In addition, Marriott International honored Kindlesparker and the JW Marriott Nashville property with “Hotel Opening of the Year, Franchise Property” at the 2019 MINA & Full-Service Owners Conference.
Kindlesparker serves on the Advisory Board of Middle State Tennessee University and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association.
Kindlesparker is a graduate of Purdue University.