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Florida's Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Part of The Kessler Collection,
Welcomes Chef Jason Shenefield as Executive Chef

CELEBRATION, Fla.- March 11, 2013 – Bohemian Hotel Celebration, part of The Kessler Collection, is proud to welcome Chef Jason Shenefield as executive chef at the Bohemian Bar and Grill. With a fine passion for artistic cuisine, Shenefield will leave restaurant guests in awe, serving classic dishes with worldwide flare.

Chef Shenefield brings more than 23 years of culinary expertise to Bohemian Bar and Grill. Having worked extensively with world-renowned chefs, Shenefield gained top-notch perspective at notable Walt Disney World Resort establishments including Le Cellier, Coral Reef Restaurant and Victoria & Albert’s. Shenefield’s resume also includes years of quality restaurant experience at Plantation House, Red Rose Dining Room in Plant City, Fla., as well as Terrace Hotel in Lakeland, Fla. Additionally, Shenefield’s background includes a Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and a number of accomplishments including Certified Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation, Certified Hospitality Educator from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, Advanced Level Sommelier from the court of Master Sommelier and Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Fla.

“Mr. Shenefield’s extensive professional background and expertise within the food and beverage industry make him the ideal choice for this position. We’re thrilled to have him as the newest member of our team,” said Richard Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection.

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 magnificent 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 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 elegant red draperies, hickory branch chandeliers and rustic driftwood sconces 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.

Eight Kessler Collection hotels are proud members of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a group of high personality and boldly independent boutique hotels. Guests at the hotels may accrue and utilize their Marriott Rewards points while staying at most Kessler properties. Kessler championed Marriott’s soft brand, the Autograph Collection with many of Kessler’s properties forming its core when it launched in early 2010.

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


Contact:

Daniella Delaosa
the / zimmerman / agency
850.668.2222
ddelaosa@zimmerman.com 

www.kesslercollection.com
Kessler Corporate Office
888.472.6312



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