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February 18, 2011 11:07 ET

Nashville Hotel on Music Row Welcomes New Director of Sales and Marketing

Jess Johnson Joins to Lead Marketing Staff at Prominent Nashville Hotel

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - February 18, 2011) - Jess Johnson has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, a premier property among Music Row Nashville hotels and located on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

Johnson is familiar to Nashville and brings an impressive sales career to his new position, most recently working as Director of National Accounts for the West Coast Market at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. During his more than two years at the resort, Johnson surpassed company sales goals and played a significant role in re-opening the hotel after it was closed for six months as a result of flood damage and subsequently underwent a $200 million renovation.

"It is an honor to join such an amazing team as the New Director of Sales and Marketing of the Vanderbilt Marriott," said Johnson. "I know we will have great success this year and look forward to continuing the long lasting relationship with Vanderbilt University and the City of Nashville."

Prior to working in Nashville, Johnson spent seven years working as a hospitality and sales professional in Arizona at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Westward Look Resort and Hilton El Conquistador Resort, all in Tucson.

Johnson will take the lead in promoting the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University which offers distinctive options for those seeking meeting rooms in Nashville with its excellent location on the city's West End Avenue and opulent state-of-the-art facilities. A sophisticated choice among Nashville wedding locations, the Marriott's elegant Parthenon Ballroom is perfect for large social or corporate events, and the facility also offers 10 breakout rooms for more intimate gatherings.

In addition to sales professionals promoting the Marriott's exceptional Nashville meeting space, dedicated event professionals and Certified Marriott wedding planners are on staff to help assist corporate and social event managers with every detail to ensure successful events. The hotel also offers full-service catering with a variety of event menus to meet the needs of any occasion.

About the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
The Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University hotel provides Nashville visitors with exceptional accommodations and sophisticated amenities including two concierge levels with a private lounge for added comfort. The hotel is also home to the Latitude Restaurant, Longitude Lounge and features the Grab 'n' Go Gift Shop where, in addition to sundries, snacks and souvenirs, guests will find it easy to pickup up a quick cup of Starbucks coffee. Conveniently located to facilitate both business and leisure travel, the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University is a prime Nashville destination hotel. Hotel accommodations may be booked online at or by calling 1-615-321-1300 for reservations or information.