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The Casa Monica Hotel, a Kessler Collection and Marriott Autograph’s Founding Property, 
in St. Augustine, Florida Completes Phase One of $1 Million Renovation

St. Augustine, Fla. - The Casa Monica Hotel is a majestically restored 1888 landmark Kessler Collection hotel in the heart of the charmingly pedestrian oldest city in America. This Moorish Revival retreat is easily the best in town, boasting top-notch rooms and services.

In 2010, the hotel joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection as the founding property in an elite group of upscale and independent hotels with distinctive personalities in destination cities. Now, following a recent $1 million renovation, the spacious guest rooms boast all new custom designed luxury interiors with classically inspired rouge carpet, elegantly appointed custom furnishings with gold accents and plush velvet tufted headboards. All rooms have spacious bathrooms with high-end toiletries and either a large walk-in shower or a tub/shower combination. The breezy pool deck has also been updated with modern awnings and sleek new pavers.

The history and Spanish roots of the hotel and St. Augustine itself are reflected in the renovation’s designs. Once frequented by turn-of-the century elite and now visited by modern day dignitaries including Queen Sophia of Spain, Casa Monica’s recent updates even further enhance the exotic, Moroccan ambiance that envelops guests at every touchpoint.

The Signature Suites, being updated as well, are situated in two tile-topped towers and an impressive central turret. Each of these one- to four-bedroom units is unique. The turret suite includes a half-round living room with gun-port windows overlooking the historic district, while a three-story town house in one of the towers has a huge whirlpool bathroom on its top floor.  

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Casa Monica is the city’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel. The warm and welcoming Spanish architecture transports visitors to a world of first-class service and luxury, reflective of famed hotelier Henry Flagler's original guests. Decadent accommodations are complemented by amenities such as a relaxing cabana-lined pool and the award-winning 95 Cordova Restaurant. The property boasts beautiful weddings, high-tech meetings space, nearby championship golf and privileges at the exclusive oceanfront Serenata Beach Club.

For more information or to book a stay, please visit, or call (888)213-8903.

About the Kessler Collection
The Kessler Collection's portfolio of uniquely designed though equally artistically inspired four and five-diamond boutique properties exude elegance, character and comfort in every expertly detailed touchpoint and unmatched personalized 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 decidedly approachable, creating a magical and engaging atmosphere. From learning the history behind art collections to relaxing in the comforts of home, Kessler Collection hotel guests are immersed in stories waiting to be uncovered around every corner. For more information, please visit

About Autograph Collection
Autograph Collection represents a well-edited ensemble of high-personality and boldly original independent hotels, each carefully selected for its distinctiveness, style and synchronicity with individual travel interests. The Autograph Collection takes the guesswork out of finding exceptional, independent hotels in multiple categories, including boutique arts, iconic historic and boutique chic. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

Caitlin Levens, Samantha Maurer, Jennifer Garner
The Zimmerman Agency
(850) 668-2222


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Also See: The Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida the First Property to Become Part of the Autograph Collection, the New Marriott Brand for Independent Hotels / March 2010

Marriott's Global Reservations System and Strong Ecommerce Platform Attracts Seven Kessler Hotels to be First to Join Marriott's New Brand - The Autograph Collection / January 2010

Historic Casa Monica Hotel Making New History in St. Augustine, Florida; Talented Management Team Usher in a New Era for Elegantly Restored Landmark / December 2001

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