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The Kessler Collection and Creator Richard C. Kessler Pioneering Boutique Luxury
Hotels with an Eye on Design, Rare Art and Emerging Jewelry Lines

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 -- Mr. Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection – a portfolio of ten artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants – in accordance with its three-year growth plans, predicts affluent travel will see a move to focusing on design, creativity and art appreciation. According to the International Interior Design Association, the public has become more aware of high design and it's becoming a required staple for the strategic edge in boutique hotel competition.

Boutique hotels are placing more interest in "one-off designs," which promote creativity, individuality and unique experiences. To achieve this, hotels handpick decor elements and incorporate international flavor to tell a story, both of which are considered highly valued specialties by Richard C. Kessler and within the family-owned Kessler Collection. At the heart of each hotel, is a celebration of art and music, with many properties offering a visually stimulating Grand Bohemian Gallery filled with paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more from local, international and Kessler signature artists.

"As a pioneer in boutique hotel development (1980), I take pride in the design, rare art and inspiring music that creates a defined experience present in our hotels," said Mr. Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. "Each is created to inspire the guest by telling a story through artwork and decor I've chosen from around the world. We strive to encourage every traveler to embrace this creativity with hopes they gain something of value from the experience."

From the east coast to the American west, The Kessler Collection creates inspiring and extraordinary experiences for guests, offering perfect vacation spots for adventure, romance and discovery. The Kessler Collection hotels include El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, The Castle Hotel, Beaver Creek Lodge, Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Casa Monica Hotel St. Augustine, Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Kessler Canyon of Colorado, and Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga.

For more information or to book a stay at any of the Kessler Collection properties, please visit or call the Kessler corporate office at 888.472.6312.

About The Kessler Collection
The Kessler Collection's uniquely designed and artistically inspired boutique properties exude elegance, character and comfort in every expertly detailed touch point. 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. Whether learning the history behind art collections or enjoying relaxation, Kessler Collection hotel guests are immersed in stories waiting to be uncovered around every corner.

The Kessler Collection proudly holds eight hotels as the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, 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.


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