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The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC
Appoints Marc Bauer as General Manager

Asheville, N.C. (April 8, 2008) - The newest luxury boutique hotel in Asheville, N.C., The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village, today announces the appointment of Marc Bauer as general manager of the 104-room Kessler luxury hotel, slated to open December 2008. 

Bauer brings over 21 years of industry experience to the hotel and was most recently the general manager of another Kessler luxury property, the historic 138-room Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla. There, he oversaw all room, meeting, and food and beverage operations, including the award-winning 95 Cordova Restaurant, Café Cordova, Cobalt Lounge, and extensive meeting and special event space. During his tenure there, the hotel was awarded "Best Wedding Reception Site" by The Knot Magazine in 2007. 

Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection, says, "We are excited that Marc will be putting forth his knowledge and expertise of the luxury hotel industry, especially within our portfolio, to work at The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village. Marc has done a fine job with the Casa Monica Hotel and we know this property will be yet another success for us with him at the helm." 

Prior to his role at the Casa Monica Hotel, Bauer was the managing director at the Brasstown Valley Resort, a 134-room, 503-acre resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. His extensive past experience also includes his roles as vice president of hotel operations and sales and marketing with Coral Hospitality in south Florida; managing partner of the Vero Beach Hotel and Club/Palm Court Resort; general manager of the Inn on Fifth in Naples, Fla. and assistant general manager of the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Fla.

About The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village 

Inspired by a rustic and elegant hunting lodge, The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village features 104 guest rooms 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, a restaurant featuring fresh chops, seafood and game, a piano lounge, Kessler's Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 5,100 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 at Biltmore Village is located within walking distance to local shops, galleries and steps from the Biltmore Estate.

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 2009; and Grand Bohemian Hotel & Residences, St. Petersburg, FL scheduled to open 2010.

For more information, please visit, or call 877.274.1242. The hotel is located at: 11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803. 


The Bohemian Hotel at Biltmore Village

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


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