JACKSON, MS—Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will soon open here with the introduction of The Westin Jackson. Owned by Capital Hotel Associates LLC and operated by Wischermann Partners, Inc., the newly constructed hotel will offer nine floors with 205 rooms and suites, 12,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting space and all of The Westin brand’s signature services and amenities. The $60-million public-private development is positioned to boost travel and tourism in downtown Jackson, according to the brand.
“Introducing Westin to the state of Mississippi has been a long time coming, and we couldn’t think of a better city to do it in than Jackson,” said Bob Jacobs, VP, brand management, Sheraton & Westin North America. “The Westin Jackson will serve as a calm oasis in this vibrant city, offering guests and locals alike a respite from the rigors of travel.”
Opening in early 2017, The Westin Jackson will include guestrooms and suites that feature the Westin Heavenly Bed, the Heavenly Bath and in-room high-speed Internet access.
“We are truly excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners. “Our dedicated associates are looking forward to creating memorable experiences for business and leisure visitors who are discovering all that Jackson has to offer.”
The Westin Jackson will feature a modern bistro and wine bar, in addition to the brand’s signature WestinWORKOUT fitness studio with an indoor pool. The hotel will also offer a resort-like spa with more than 6,000 sq. ft. of relaxation space, including seven treatment rooms and an outdoor whirlpool deck.
“After six years of conception and planning, we are very proud to celebrate this milestone,” said Joseph Simpson, managing partner for Capital Hotel Associates. “The Westin Jackson will be the catalyst for future growth and projects here in downtown Jackson.”
Marking the brand’s debut in Mississippi, also known as the birthplace of blues music, The Westin Jackson will be located in the heart of downtown Jackson and within walking distance of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Federal Courthouse, Planetarium and Thalia Mara Hall. Also within one block from the hotel, the Jackson Convention Complex features more than 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and exhibit space.