Ronald (Ron) Lustig

Company: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.

Position: Principal


Ron Lustig is a principal at ESa (Earl Swensson Associates), where he leads the design of hospitality and entertainment venues. He holds a B.S. degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a former chairman, president, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of ISHC. He also serves on Global Hotel Network's Architects Committee and as a columnist for that organization. Ron's personal design philosophy is to make a positive impact on people's lives through design excellence. He believes that exceptional client service is demonstrated when the firm is asked to do the next job and exceeds client expectations.

Mission Statement

Exceeding expectations through inspired, human-centered design


Ron has expertise in design and master planning of hotels/convention centers, spas, casinos, golf clubhouses, restaurants and arts related community facilities.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Architects; International Society of Hospitality Consultants; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; American Society of Interior Designers; Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Articles and Publications

"Importance of Sustainability to the Hotel Industry," Global Hotel Network, 2017. "How Millennials Are Driving a Resurgence of Resorts," Global Hotel Network, 2017. "Top 10 Hotel Trends," Global Hotel Network, 2017. "Reinventing the Smaller Guest Room," Global Hotel Network, 2017. "What Qualifies a Hotel as Boutique?," Global Hotel Network, 2017. "Ideal Meeting Spaces Should Offer Flexibility, Flexibility and Then Some...", Hotel Executive, 2013.

Representative List of Clients

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO/ Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN/ Brownwood Hotel & Spa, The Villages, FL/ Hilton Hotel properties, various locations/ Drury Hotel properties, various locations/ Wyndham Hotels, various locations/ Silver Slipper Hotels & Casinos, various locations/ Boomtown Casino & Hotel, Bossier City, LA/ Brian Paul Hotel, Brentwood, TN/ Bristol Boutique Hotel, Bristol, TN/ Dream Hotel, Memphis, TN/ Fairmont Hotel, Nashville, TN/ Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN/ Margaritaville Hotels, various locations/ Marriott Edition Hotel, Nashville, TN/ Pigeon Forge River Resort & Lodge, Pigeon Forge, TN/ Printers Alley Hotel, Nashville, TN/ Seaside Mariana Hotel & Condominium, Managua, Nicaragua/ Sewanee Inn, Sewanee, TN/


B.S., Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Past Experience

1976 to Present: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc., Nashville, TN