The Hermitage Hotel announced the appointment of James Gregg to director of sales and marketing. In this position, Gregg will lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of the hotel’s sales, marketing, catering and revenue teams, steering the organization as it enters a new era.
With over 15 years of experience in luxury hospitality, Gregg joins the beloved Nashville landmark following a run as the director of group sales at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
“On behalf of our entire organization, I am thrilled to welcome James Gregg to The Hermitage Hotel,” said Dee Patel, managing director. “With a demonstrated history of leadership and sales success, James will be fundamental in developing innovative strategies that contribute to the hotel’s continued success.”
Throughout his career, Gregg has successfully navigated the opening and repositioning of a number of prominent properties, including Hotel Nikko San Francisco and InterContinental San Francisco where he led the respective sales teams. Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration and also served as the former president of the Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter.
In his new role, Gregg will work closely with Patel to foster the hotel’s partnership with internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and culinary innovator Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who will oversee the direction of all culinary operations at the hotel. Celebrated for his Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, Vongerichten will introduce fresh, compelling and sophisticated culinary experiences for a new generation of Nashvillians and guests. The centerpiece of the partnership will be a new destination restaurant and café at The Hermitage. Construction is underway, and the new venues will make their debut in the fall of 2021 marking the beginning of the hotel’s culinary renaissance.
Since its debut in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has been regarded for its air of approachable luxury, serving as a gathering place for the city’s movers and shakers and hosting countless world leaders, dignitaries, titans of industry, Hollywood icons and musical legends. With an ever-evolving modern sensibility, this celebrated hotel continues to practice refined, yet approachable southern hospitality with genuine warmth and unparalleled attention to detail.
Known as Nashville’s original million-dollar property, The Hermitage Hotel is a timeless icon of best-in-class, five-star service. The property is recognized as a national historic landmark and has been honored by the Historic Hotels of America for its continued excellence. To learn more about The Hermitage Hotel, please visit TheHermitageHotel.com or follow the hotel on Instagram and Facebook.