Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Philip Forte

Philip Forte is general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville where he oversees all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. The property, which opened in 2017, is a historic rehabilitation of downtown’s Gray & Dudley Building and features 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition and event space, Gray & Dudley restaurant and bar, and 124 hotel rooms.

Forte has honed his skills in a number of leadership posts with both boutique and branded properties. Most recently, he served as general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. During that time, he led the property to achieve its highest revenue month, and was a key member of the opening task force for both 21c Lexington and 21c Oklahoma City. Forte was also an active board member of the Greater Louisville Hospitality Lodging Association. Prior to his time at 21c, Forte was general manager of the Aloft Tucson University Hotel in Arizona. Forte also previously worked for 16 years for The Newport Hotel Group, a national real estate management and investment company. His time with the company included serving as general manager of The Snake River Lodge and Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.