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Kevin Donahue Named Director of Sales at the
Grand Bohemian Hotel in Downtown Orlando



ORLANDO, FL (November 12, 2007) The AAA Four-Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel, a Kessler Collection property, is pleased to announce that Kevin Donahue has joined the company as director of sales. In his new role at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Donahue will be responsible for top-line revenue generation as well as overseeing all aspects of room and group sales for the hotelís key business segments. 

Donahue comes to the Grand Bohemian Hotel most recently from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he was complex director of sales and marketing of the Westin Stonebriar Resort and Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco, Texas. In his previous position, he was responsible for a team of sales professionals in the areas of group sales, corporate transient, leisure travel, conference services and catering sales. Donahue was promoted to his most recent position in 2005 after serving in several key sales roles at multiple Westin hotel properties. He has previously held positions in hotel sales and operations with Hampton Inns, Prime Hospitality, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. 

Stuart Newmark, general manager of the Grand Bohemian Hotel, says, "We are very excited to have someone of Kevinís caliber join our team. Kevin is a hard worker, a quick thinker, a strong sales mentality and a natural strategist; he is well suited for this role." 

About the Grand Bohemian Hotel
            
The luxurious Grand Bohemian Hotel, billed as ďAn Experience in Art and Music," features an elegant early 20th century European/Bohemian theme and 250 boutique style rooms including 36 signature suites.

The Grand Bohemian Hotel showcases over 200 pieces of rare artwork from renowned artists. In addition, the hotel is also home to a very rare and expensive Imperial Grand Bösendorfer piano, one of only two in the world. Additional features include the Bösendorfer Lounge, Klimt Rotunda, Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Starbucks®, 9,600 square feet of meeting space, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour room service and the Bohemian Garden with a pool and sundeck. 

About The Kessler Collection 
 
Richard C. Kessler's Luxury Hotel Collection includes the AAA Four-Diamond Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO; the AAA Four-Diamond Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL; the AAA Four-Diamond Celebration Hotel in Celebration, FL; the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, FL; El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa in Taos, NM; the AAA Four-Diamond Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA; Columbia Place luxury condominiums, Savannah, GA; and Grand Bohemian Hotel & Residences, St. Petersburg, FL Ė scheduled to open 2010. Kesslerís Grand Theme Hotel collection includes the Doubletree Castle Hotel in Orlando, FL and the Sundy House, a Kessler-managed property, in Delray Beach, FL.

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Contact:

Mary C. Kenny
Corporate Director of Marketing & Public Relations
(407) 996-9942
mary.kenny@kesslercollection.com 

www.kesslercollection.com
 

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Also See: Hotel Developer Richard C. Kessler Opens Development Office in Vienna, Austria; Kurt Dohnal Appointed VP and COO For The Kessler Collection Europe / August 2007
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