• Meet Lukus Kindlesparkler

    POSTED August 27, 2017

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has?

Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com. Lukus Kindlesparkler was recently hired as General Manager at JW Marriott Nashville.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager?

I am most excited to be a part of the growth and development occurring in Nashville. The energy of this city is unbelievable! Having the privilege of opening a hotel as impressive as JW Marriott Nashville is truly an honor. I cannot wait for our team to create something really special on the Nashville hotel scene.

2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?

I have been in the industry for nearly 20 years and worked for some truly incredible hotel brands. Each of those experiences has provided me a great depth of experiences to pull from for this project. Every day I draw from my past to fulfill my role as the GM of JW Marriott Nashville.

3. How did you get into the industry?

When I was young I had this incredible desire to travel and see new places. I am from a very simple and small Midwestern town and traveling was my escape, ultimately providing a path to a career. When that became evident that I could make a living off doing what I loved, there was never another choice outside of hospitality.

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

I hope to work with our team to create an amazing hotel experience for our associates and guests. We will focus a great deal of our time and energy on our associates as they are truly the most important people in the hotel. And by doing so, those associates will create memorable guest experiences for our customers that will help build loyalty and awareness.

5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?

The people are the most enjoyable. I love hearing stories from our associates and the paths that led them to us. It’s an amazing industry!

What’s better than Dippin’ Dots ice cream on a hot summer day? How about a daiquiri topped with the delicious treat? You read that right: The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is treating guests at the River Bluff Water Experience to an unusual, but delicious beverage while they enjoy the expansive 9-acre water park oasis.


–4 oz. light rum 

–1/2 cup fresh strawberries 


Grapevine’s event venue options are expanding. This summer, the community will welcome Hotel Vin to its historic district. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 120-room Hotel Vin embraces the city’s historic past, while offering the innovation and amenities of today. The hotel will feature 10,327 square feet of indoor meeting space—including a 4,232-square-foot ballroom with panoramic views of Main Street and the community plaza—and 4,140 square feet of outdoor event space.


The Santa Maria Sipper is courtesy of Crooked Branch, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It’s the trifecta of cocktails: easy to make, refreshing to sip and oh-sodelightfully delicious!

—5 fresh blueberries
—3 fresh raspberries
—5 oz. La Marca Prosecco
—lemon wedge or mint sprig for garnish

Fill a rocks glass with berries. Top with ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint sprig.