Westin Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Wischermann Partners, Inc. announced the official opening of the brand’s debut hotel in Mississippi, The Westin Jackson. Westin said it hopes to bring a new level of luxury to the state’s capital city with its latest hotel, which includes 203 guest rooms and suites, a wine bar & bistro, a resort-style spa, as well as the brand’s signature fitness studio and saltwater pool.

Specifically designed to celebrate the history and culture of Jackson, Miss., as “the birthplace of American music,” The Westin Jackson is part of the $60-million public-private development that incorporates rhythmic architectural features and custom artwork, including custom figurines designed by local and renowned artist Anne Robin Luckett, representing various Mississippi cultural icons.

The hotel is poised to support travel and tourism in downtown Jackson—with its ideal location in the downtown arts and cultural district and steps from the Jackson Convention Complex.

“Around the world, travelers are realigning their priorities to put their well-being first, which continues to fuel Westin’s growth in both established cities like Jackson, Miss., and emerging destinations like Jordan,” said George Fleck, vice president, global brand marketing & management, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “With the revival of downtown Jackson and new energy in the city, we are thrilled to introduce a wellness proposition for [travelers] ... empowering guests to be their best selves while on the road.”

The Westin Jackson is located at 407 S. Congress St. Jackson, in downtown Jackson and within walking distance of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Federal Courthouse, Planetarium and Thalia Mara Hall.

The Westin Jackson offers over 12,000 square feet of meeting space.