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The Kessler Collection Names Bob Edwards as General Manager of
Kessler Canyon, a 23,000-acre Luxury Guest Ranch in Colorado

July 10, 2012 - DEBEQUE, Colo. - Kessler Canyon – The Kessler Collection proudly announces Bob Edwards as the new general manager of its 23,000-acre luxury guest ranch, Kessler Canyon. Edwards’ duties as general manager include overseeing ranch operations, management of staff, budgeting, project management and ensuring elite guest interaction. Open to discerning travelers eight months out of the year, Kessler Canyon hosts’ elite celebrities, public figures, largely recognized corporations and guests seeking an exclusive, private getaway sure to be unforgettable. With limited operating dates and outstanding management, the ranch promises intimate, superior service, as well as privacy for those seeking a true western escape.

“Edwards’ extensive hospitality knowledge and experience in the outdoor sports and recreation industry make him the ideal candidate for our Colorado wildlife experience,” said Mr. Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “With an extremely impressive background in specialty lodge and resort operations, Edwards brings more than 35 years of management expertise in delivering extraordinary guest experiences, shooting preserve operations, as well as land management for wildlife habitat to Kessler Canyon. The Kessler Collection is thrilled to have him as a lead Grand Performer.”

Bob Edwards’ noteworthy experience in the hospitality industry includes general manager at The Deep Water Cay Club located at East End, Grand Bahama Island; general manager at Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters and Signature Lodge in Pierre, S.D.; and most recently the senior vice president and general manager at the Gilchrist Club Resort and Conference Center in Trenton, Fla. With an outstanding track record of success and credibility, Edwards is an extremely proficient hunting, fishing and shooting instructor. He is also the founder of the first ever U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship and The Homestead Shooting School in Hot Springs, Va., as well as the original designer of the Homestead Sporting Clays Course, hailed as the Augusta National of sporting clay courses. Edwards has served as the Shotgun Sports manager for the National Rifle Association in Washington, D.C. and as the waterfront and gun club director at the Cloister Resort in Sea Island, Ga.

Spanning 23,000 acres of majestic Western landscape, Kessler Canyon awaits travelers ready to awaken their adventurous spirits. Hidden deep within the canyons, the grand Homestead welcomes ranch guests to delve into relaxation and enjoy the beauty of nature’s canvas. Built originally as a private ranch, the Kessler family now invites guests to come enjoy a place they passionately hold near and dear to their heart. Among whispering aspens and aged pinyon pines, this Colorado wildlife experience offers ultra luxe facilities with plenty of options for guests to dive into a venturesome escape. Outdoor recreation is the cornerstone of Kessler Canyon, from fly-fishing to big game hunting, the ranch experience includes inspiring accommodations and gourmet cuisine hosted by a friendly professional staff attending to guests' every need. The ranch sleeps up to thirty people and also caters to groups looking for an exclusive, private, relaxing and truly enjoyable experience. For more information or to make a reservation at Kessler Canyon please visit www.kesslercanyon.com or call 970.283.1145 or toll-free 1.888.312.1998.

About Kessler Canyon
Spanning 23,000 acres of majestic Western landscape, Kessler Canyon awaits travelers ready to awaken their adventurous spirits. Hidden deep within the canyons, the grand Homestead welcomes ranch guests to delve into relaxation and enjoy the beauty of nature’s canvas. Built originally as a private ranch, the Kessler family now invites guests to come enjoy a place they passionately hold near and dear to their heart. Among whispering aspens and aged pinyon pines, this Colorado wildlife experience offers ultra luxe facilities with plenty of options for guests to dive into a venturesome escape. Outdoor recreation is the cornerstone of Kessler Canyon, from fly-fishing to big game hunting, the ranch experience includes inspiring accommodations and gourmet cuisine hosted by a friendly professional staff attending to guests' every need. The ranch sleeps up to thirty people and also caters to groups looking for an exclusive, private, relaxing and truly enjoyable experience. For more information or to make a reservation at Kessler Canyon please visit www.kesslercanyon.com  or call 970.283.1145 or toll-free 1.888.312.1998.

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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