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Jacqueline L. Edwards Named Director of Sales & Marketing at
The Bohemian Hotel Asheville Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC


Asheville, N.C. (June 23, 2008) - The Kessler Collection's newest luxury boutique hotel in Asheville, N.C., The Bohemian Hotel Asheville Biltmore Village, announces that Jacqueline L. Edwards has been named Director of Sales & Marketing at the 104-room property. The hotel is scheduled to open in December. 
 In this role, Edwards will oversee all sales and marketing initiatives for the property's many outlets including meeting and special event space as well the Red Stag Grill and lounge, Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Poseidon Spa, guestrooms and more.

Edwards comes to the property most recently from her role as director at Rigsbee Hall Ventures, LLC in Durham, N.C. There, she wrote the business and marketing plan for the company and played a vital role in the planning, selling and operating of a 3500 sq. ft. start-up event venue. 

Prior to that, she was the director of sales with the Durham Catering Company, where she was responsible for the increased profitability of the company and grew sales there 40% in less than two years. 

Marc Bauer, General Manager of The Bohemian Hotel Asheville Biltmore Village, says, "The appointment of Ms. Edwards to our executive team continues the forward progress towards our highly-anticipated opening this winter. Jacqueline has the perfect combination of expertise and local industry experience to make our property successful in drawing guests from all over the world."

Edwards has previously held the titles of senior executive recruiter at Bruce Edwards and Associates in Durham and in her 14 years with Ritz-Carlton and Marriott, was Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Va., Director of Business Evaluation at the Washington D.C. Cluster Hotels, Director of Sales & Event Management at the University of Maryland Conference Center in College Park, Md., senior sales manager at Marriott's California Desert Resorts in Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage, Ca., and sales manager at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. 

Edwards graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

About The Bohemian Hotel Biltmore Village 
Inspired by a rustic and elegant hunting lodge, The Bohemian Hotel Asheville Biltmore Village features 104 guestrooms and suites. The hotel design reflects natural and traditional elements such as stone flooring, distressed carved oak wood walls, columns, archways. 
 
Located inside of the hotel is the Red Stag Grill, Kessler's Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 5,700 sq. ft. of event space that includes a 2,200 sq. ft. ballroom, Poseidon Spa and fitness center, concierge services, room service and valet parking. The Bohemian Hotel Asheville Biltmore Village is just minutes from all that Asheville has to offer and is scheduled to open in December 2008.  
 
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; the AAA Four-Diamond El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa in Taos, NM; Kessler Canyon in DeBeque, CO;  the AAA Four-Diamond Mansion on Forsyth Park; Savannah, GA; Columbia Place luxury condominiums, Savannah, GA; The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront - scheduled to open 2009; the Grand Bohemian Hotel Atlanta and Grand Bohemian Hotel & Residences in St. Petersburg, FL both scheduled to open 2010.

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Contact:

Amanda L. Kliegl
Corporate Public Relations Manager
The Kessler Collection 
(407) 996-9942 
Amanda.Kliegl@kesslercollection.com 
 

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Also See: Richard C. Kessler Building His Second Hotel in Savannah, Georgia - The 75 room Bohemian Hotel Overlooking the overlooking the Savannah River / March 2008
Hotelier Richard C. Kessler to Open New Boutique Property in Asheville, North Carolina - The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village / November 2007
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