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 Richard C. Kessler Re-opens the 72-all Suite Beaver
Creek Lodge in Colorado; 10th Hotel to
Join the Kessler Collection 

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Orlando, FL/Beaver Creek, CO – (December 13, 2004) – Orlando-based hotel developer and owner Richard C. Kessler is ready to re-open his newly remodeled, Colorado chic, Beaver Creek Lodge.  The Beaver Creek Lodge is a 72-all suite lodge located in the heart of Beaver Creek, Colorado.   Mr. Kessler purchased the property in August and is completing a multi-million dollar redesign to position it as a luxury, four diamond lodge.
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Mr. Kessler is known for building luxury, boutique properties in Florida and Georgia and has now expanded his portfolio to include Colorado.  This ski-in/ski-out resort, recently named One of the Top 20 Ski Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, will be operated as a condo-hotel. 

Using natural tones of gold with brown, black and red accents, the interior design highlights the natural beauty of the lodge to achieve an upscale relaxed atmosphere. Upon entering the lobby, the exterior walls feature copper panels which are also on the registration desk and framed around the fireplace.  The lobby features a color palette drawn from a dramatic red ceiling accented by deep brown wood beams, red suede drapery with grommets and slate flooring.  The custom made furniture includes a Juniper, hand carved table and lamps made by a local craftsman and is complimented by unique pottery and artwork by French artist Jean Claude Roy, which was hand selected by Kessler, who has been an avid art collector for over 35-years. 

“I am pleased to add another luxury property into the Vail Valley market," said Kessler. "Our mission is to create an “exuberant guests” by delivering the best in service, the finest amenities and cuisine.  The Beaver Creek Lodge is the ideal year-round destination in Colorado."

Each of the 72-guest suite accommodations offers a large living room with a TV, gas fireplace, air-conditioning, wireless Internet access, leather sofa sleeper with deluxe mattress, dining area and new kitchenette with custom cabinetry, granite countertops complete with mini-refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee maker. 

All guest suites feature a décor comprised of oversized, studded, brown leather headboards, king or double queen pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, fur throws, suede pillows, a LCD flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, vanity with sink and an ottoman, unique artwork by French artist Jean Claude Roy and custom designed furniture.  Additional amenities include wireless Internet access, speakerphone, hairdryer, L’Occitane bath amenities, upgraded bath towels, robes and slippers.  In addition, condominiums are for sale with a price tag starting at $400,000.  Two and three-bedroom condominiums are also available to rent. 

The Beaver Creek Lodge features 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, ideal for a corporate retreat, wedding or family reunion, a business center, a newly remodeled fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment,  an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, in-room spa services and a valet ski/golf locker room. 
The lodge offers two dining options.  The new Blue Spruce Grill, headed by Executive Chef Tiffany Sawyer, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It features ice blue walls accented by brushed nickel wall sconces and lamps hand made by a Norwegian designer, custom furnishings and native American artwork.  The Colorado casual, eclectic menu will feature an array of dishes drawn from local ingredients along with a very extensive wine list. 

Beaver Creek is a world-class mountain resort which offers a variety of year-round activities.  During winter, over 1,300 acres of impeccably well-groomed terrain beckon ski, snowboard, cross-country and snowshoe enthusiasts.  In the warmer months, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding present themselves as perfect ways to enjoy the majestic, alpine landscape. 

Beaver Creek Lodge, inspired by nature, shares the legendary name and refined standards of Richard C. Kessler’s hotel and gallery collection.  The Kessler Collection includes the AAA Four-Diamond Casa Monica Hotel in historic, St. Augustine, FL; the AAA Four-Diamond Westin Grand Bohemian in Orlando- rated number one in the world in guest satisfaction by Starwood Hotels in Resorts; Grand Bohemian Art Gallery in Orlando and Celebration: the AAA Four-Diamond Celebration Hotel in Celebration; Doubletree Castle Hotel in Orlando; Sheraton Studio City Hotel in Orlando; Red Horse Inn in Orlando; and the Sheraton Safari Hotel– an affiliated property, in Orlando; the Kessler Canyon in Grand Junction, CO; the historic Kehoe House and the chic and luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park both located in Savannah.  The Mansion on Forsyth Park is slated to open March 2005.


 
Contact:
Mary C. Kenny
Corporate Director of Marketing & PR
(407) 996-9942
mary.kenny@kesslercollection.com
www.kesslercollection.com

 Beaver Creek Lodge
26 Avondale
P.O. Box 2568
Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Also See: Richard C. Kessler Acquires the Hotel Units and the Restaurant in the Beaver Creek Lodge, in Beaver Creek, Colorado; Plans to Reposition the 72-unit, All-suite Hotel / August 2004
Richard C. Kessler Opens Ninth Hotel - the 'Western Hip' Red Horse Inn in Orlando / April 2003


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