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The Kessler Collection Names Joseph Kelley General Manager of the
126-room Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga.- August 24, 2012 – The Kessler Collection – a portfolio of ten passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels around the country – announces Joseph Kelley as the new general manager of Mansion on Forsyth Park, a restored Victorian Romanesque mansion in the historic district of Savannah. Kelley’s duties as general manager include overseeing hotel operations, management of staff, budgeting for the property, project management, achieving key business goals and focusing on maintaining and establishing local relationships.

“Kelley’s noteworthy experience in the hospitality industry and record of management success make him a valuable addition to our Mansion on Forsyth Park team,” said Mr. Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “With an exceptional background, Kelley brings more than 14 years of expertise in delivering extraordinary guest experiences as a manager, along with vast knowledge of the food and beverage industry, and we’re delighted to have him as a lead Grand Performer .”

Kelley’s know-how stems from roles as general manager at The Landings St. Lucia located in the Caribbean and general manager at The Osprey at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colo. In addition, Kelley has gained experience working at La Posada de Santa Fe Rock Resort, Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort, Sandals Antigua Beach Resort, The Elms Resort and Conference Center and Radisson Aruba Caribbean Resort. He has a proven record of increased profits and covers, while simultaneously providing positive leadership to large teams. Graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Kelley has expanded his education in the hospitality industry throughout his career.

Overlooking Savannah's largest and most historic square, the AAA Four-Diamond Mansion on Forsyth Park, a Kessler Collection boutique property, is the city’s most recognized, iconic hotel. A mainstay on Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure “best of” lists, the momentous 126-room Victorian Romanesque mansion in the Historic District offers an authentic taste of Hostess City hospitality with passionate detail throughout.

Upon arrival, elegance and Southern charm captivate guests beginning with the glamorous entrance, one-of-a-kind Versace furniture and original Lalique chandelier, all anchored by 200-year-old pink Verona marble columns. From the rich, polished décor to a vast art collection of more than 400 original pieces, assembled specifically for the hotel, Mansion on Forsyth Park effortlessly marries haute style with old world elegance. For more information or to book a stay at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, please visit or call 912.238.5158 or toll-free 888.213.3671.

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 or call 888.472.6312


Nicole Kypraios

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