NASHVILLE, TENN.—Following a highly successful first year since opening as the city’s newest luxury hotel, The Westin Nashville recently announced the appointments of Ross Bruce as Director of Revenue and James Mannix as Director of Engineering. With a combined 40 years of hospitality expertise, Ross and James bring their extensive hotel background and strong knowledge of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brands to spearhead the revenue and engineering efforts of the 453-room property.
“The Westin Nashville has set the bar for the city’s hospitality scene,” says Paul Wischermann, President and CEO of Wischermann Partners, Inc. “Ross’ experience working with world-class Starwood brands combined with James’ successful hospitality engineering career make them the perfect fit to continue to set the standard for Music City and enhance the hotel’s mission of providing a best-in-class experience for guests.”
Ross Bruce joins The Westin Nashville most recently from The Westin Charlotte, where he served as Director of Revenue for the 700-room hotel. During his tenure at the luxury Charlotte property, Ross was recognized for driving rooms revenue and market share growth, as well as implementing re-segmentation strategies leading to increased transient revenues. Ross began his career in hospitality working at the W Atlanta-Buckhead, and quickly rose up the corporate ladder, holding various roles such as Revenue Manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he supported eight hotels across the Westin, Sheraton, W and St. Regis brands in the Atlanta metro market, and later as Director of Revenue for the W Atlanta- Midtown. Ross holds a degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
With an extensive career in hospitality spanning over three decades, James Mannix joins The Westin Nashville from the 5-star, 22-acre Park Hyatt St. Kitts, set along the shores of Christophe Harbour’s Banana Bay, where he served as Director of Engineering for the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt. James formerly served as Director of Engineering for the Hyatt Regency Washington, where he spearheaded the energy, water and waste conservation initiatives to reduce expenses, resulting in the property becoming an Energy Star Partner hotel. James has lent his engineering expertise to several luxury properties nationwide, including the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, Oak Brook Hotels and Resorts, The Allerton Hotel, Hotel 71 and Rosemont Suites.