Westin Hotels & Resorts is making its debut in Jackson, Mississippi with The Westin Jackson hotel set to open in 2017.
The nine storey hotel is owned by Capital Hotel Associates and will be operated by Wischermann Partners.
Westin Hotels & Resorts said the $60m public-private development is positioned to improve travel and tourism in downtown Jackson.
It will be located at the heart of downtown Jackson, and will be close to some of the landmarks of the city, including the Mississippi Museum of Art, Federal Courthouse, Planetarium and Thalia Mara Hall.
The Westin Jackson hotel will feature 205 luxurious rooms and suites, which will feature all necessary amenities, including Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath and high-speed internet access.
Guests will also be able to access 12,000ft² of meeting space, WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, indoor pool and a spa with more than 6,000ft² of relaxation space, including an outdoor whirlpool deck and seven treatment rooms.
Sheraton & Westin North America Brand Management vice-president Bob Jacobs said: "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.
"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."
Capital Hotel Associates managing partner Joseph Simpson added: "After six years of conception and planning, we are very proud to celebrate this milestone.
"The Westin Jackson will be the catalyst for future growth and projects here in downtown Jackson."