|Asheville, North Carolina (October 6, 2008) - The Bohemian
Hotel Asheville at Biltmore Village, a Kessler Collection luxury property,
today announces the appointment of John Luckett as general manager of the
104-room hotel that is slated to open this winter.
Luckett, an 18-year veteran of the hospitality industry, comes most
recently from La Posada De Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico
where he was the General Manager. While there, John led the team
to move from a AAA Three-Diamond to a AAA Four-Diamond rating, moved annual
revenues from $14 million to $16.3 million and oversaw a $6 million renovation
of the hotel.
Prior to his role at La Posada De Santa Fe Resort & Spa, John served
as the General Manager at the Keystone Lodge & Spa in Keystone, Colorado.
There, he increased occupancy from 61% to 70%, improved employee satisfaction
scores by 24%, oversaw a $5 million hotel renovation and grew annual revenues
from $8 million to $10.4 million in his last year. John has also
had numerous positions with Adams Mark Hotels and Hyatt Hotels.
His accolades include RockResorts’ top honor - the “Above & Beyond”
award in 2005 – and he was also named “Manager of the Year” with Adams
Mark Hotels in 1994 and “Manager of the Quarter” with Hyatt Hotels in 1992.
He currently sits on the New Mexico Lodgers Association Board of Directors.
Scott Schreiber, President of Enterprise Hotels, The Kessler Collection,
says, “We are excited for John to lead the team at our newest luxury property
in Asheville. John’s extensive experience coupled with the uniqueness and
many amenities the hotel has to offer will prove to be a successful combination.”
About The Bohemian Hotel Biltmore Village
Inspired by a rustic and elegant hunting lodge, The Bohemian Hotel
Asheville at 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 at Biltmore Village is just minutes from all
that Asheville has to offer.
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; 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 - scheduled to open 2010; and the
Grand Bohemian Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL – scheduled to open 2010.