Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Phillips to general manager. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, including the last five years at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, he will manage all operational aspects of the soon-to-be-renovated hotel.
Phillips has spent more than 10 years of his career at Loews Hotels, where he began as a Front Office Manager of the Loews Denver Hotel in 1998. He quickly advanced to top leadership positions including Director of Rooms and General Manager at Loews Beverly Hills Hotel in 2004 and Director of Rooms at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in 2005. Phillips relocated to Nashville in 2008 to take on the Director of Rooms role at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and was promoted to Director of Operations in 2012.
During his tenure with Loews Hotels, Phillips has been a leader on several task force assignments including the pre-opening of Loews Atlanta Hotel, serving as the interim general manager at Loews Denver Hotel, and most recently as part of the takeover team of the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
“Tony is a seasoned veteran of the hotel industry with an impressive operations and leadership track record at Loews Hotels,” said John Thacker, regional vice president of operations for Loews Hotels. “As Loews Vanderbilt Hotel heads into this new year as a newly renovated hotel experience in one of the most popular cities in the U.S., Tony’s expertise and passion will be a tremendous asset to our success.”
Prior to joining Loews Hotels, Phillips held positions at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and La Posada de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M. A Colorado native, he attended the University of Denver where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. In addition to his work at the hotel, Phillips is actively engaged in the community as a volunteer with United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank. He currently resides in Franklin, Tenn.
About Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nestled in the heart of Nashville’s trendy West End corridor, the 340-room Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is within walking distance of Vanderbilt University, one mile from Music Row and a short 15-minute drive from Nashville International Airport (BNA). The hotel offers the ultimate Music City experience, complete with southern hospitality, indulgent comforts and on-cue services. The property is one of only 73 hotels nationwide and the only one in Tennessee to achieve the AAA Four-Diamond designation for 27 consecutive years. From its lobby jukebox stocked with tunes of VIP guests to its impressive collection of autographed records and musical memorabilia, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is a “home away from home” that reflects Nashville’s heritage and local music culture. Live music and wake up calls recorded by Nashville entertainers Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Brenda Lee give guests a glimpse of the authentic sights and sounds that make Music City famous.