Chief Operating Officer
John Luckett, Chief Operating Officer, oversees hotel operations for the Kessler Collection’s portfolio of properties. John is a passionate and accomplished hotelier with over 30 years of experience in all facets of the hospitality industry, ranging from opening luxury boutique hotels to repositioning large full-service resorts. He has a proven track record of achieving organizational goals in guest satisfaction, associate engagement, profitability, and overall operational excellence.
Before John’s current position as Chief Operating Officer, he was the opening General Manager at Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville. During John’s tenure with Kessler Collection, he has received the Marriott Autograph Collection General Manager of the Year Award and is a three-time winner of the Kessler Collection General Manager of the Year Award. Under John’s leadership, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville received the Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel of the Year Award in 2012.
Before joining Kessler Collection, John worked at Vail Resorts where he held General Manager positions at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa and Keystone Lodge & Spa. He successfully oversaw multimillion-dollar renovations and elevated the guest experience while increasing profitability during his tenure. In addition, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa was recognized as the Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure during John’s tenure leading the resort.
Growing up, John watched his grandparents own and operate their restaurant, which inspired his passion for hospitality. This led him to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Western Kentucky University. His passion for continuous improvement and constant learning recently led him back to academics to earn his Master’s Degree at Florida State University.
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