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The Kessler Collection Names Betsy Wirth as General Manager
of the Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Florida

CELEBRATION, Fla., August 13, 2012 – The Kessler Collection is thrilled to announce Betsy Wirth as the new general manager of its charming escape, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, as of July 2012. Wirth’s duties as general manager include overseeing hotel operations, management of staff, budgeting, project management and ensuring elite guest interaction. Tucked away from the traffic and noise of the city, Bohemian Hotel Celebration captivates guests with lakeside views and its delightful representation of the “unexpected Orlando.”

“The Kessler Collection is thrilled to welcome Betsy Wirth as a lead Grand Performer, as her fluency and extensive background in the hospitality industry are the perfect match for Bohemian Hotel Celebration,” said Mr. Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “Wirth brings more than 28 years of management expertise in delivering extraordinary guest experiences, which will be a valuable addition to the Bohemian Hotel team.”

After graduating from the University of Richmond, Wirth immediately began management training with Marriott International. Her noteworthy experience in the hospitality industry include positions as general manager at Courtyard by Marriott in both Clearwater, Fla. and Atlanta, director of market strategy and director of sales and marketing at Marriott International in Tampa, Fla. and most recently area director of Marriott International in Atlanta, where she was responsible for overseeing 17 properties. In 2000, she was honored as the southeast region general manager of the year by Marriott.

Within the charming town of Celebration rests a delightful escape from the ordinary, Bohemian Hotel Celebration. Located just moments away from Orlando’s famed theme parks, The Kessler Collection boutique hotel features a luxe lobby inspired by nature with warm golden, cream and white décor reminiscent of sophisticated Floridian elegance. The hotel’s fine design, inspired by its owner Richard Kessler, includes a breathtaking Italian chandelier, natural linen furnishings, fresh orchids and handmade poplar bark tables. Captivating lakeside views invite guests to walk alongside the water for a stroll in the “unexpected Orlando,” take a swim in the inviting pool or relax in rocking chairs on the terrace, among lush red draperies, hickory branch chandeliers and rustic driftwood scones crafted from indigenous vines. For more information or to make a reservation at Bohemian Hotel Celebration, please visit www.celebrationhotel.com or call 407.566.6000 or toll-free 888.249.4007.

About The Kessler Collection

Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intimate service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.

For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit www.kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312


Contact:

Nicole Kypraios
the/zimmerman/agency
850.668.2222
nkypraios@zimmerman.com

http://www.kesslercollection.com




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