John Luckett is a highly respected name within the hospitality industry, boasting more than 30 years of hotel and resort leadership experience. He joined our family in 2023 as Chief Operating Officer, with an initial focus on Hotel and Laundry Operations.
Before MasterCorp, John spent 15 years at Kessler Collection, most recently serving as COO. There, he was responsible for overseeing multiple award-winning hotels, restaurants, spas, and art galleries under the Kessler brand. Under John’s leadership as COO, the company received numerous awards, including Marriott Hotel Opening of the Year (JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District in 2021 and Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville in 2023), JW Marriott JR. Guest Experience Awards, and an award for Food & Beverage Excellence. John previously served as the opening General Manager for Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville, where he received multiple awards, including Marriott’s Autograph Collection General Manager of the Year Award in 2011 and the hotel received the Hotel of the Year Award in 2012.
In addition to his extensive leadership experience, John earned a master’s degree from Florida State University and currently serves on the FSU Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship Dean’s Development Council. John is also a Certified Hotel Administrator through the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and a Certified Wine Sommelier through the International Wine and Spirits Guild.