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ORLANDO, Fla., March 21, 2019 -- On Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m., The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of nine passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants, held a topping out ceremony to celebrate a major construction milestone in the highly-anticipated Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte development. Local dignitaries, development partners and executives from The Kessler Collection recognized the efforts and commitment of each individual who played a role in the construction process.

"On behalf of The Kessler Collection, I'd like to personally thank JE Dunn Construction's team of experts for their dedication to this development," said Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. "We are excited to watch this vision come to life, and we are now one step closer to bringing our bohemian flair to the heart of uptown Charlotte."

During the ceremonial event, the final steel beam was signed by The Kessler Collection executives and key partners, and proudly lifted by a crane into the skyline, positioning it atop the structure, signifying the completion of construction. Following the ceremony a reception took place in the fourth floor ballroom space, showcasing never-before-seen renderings and custom interior design details.

Set to debut in early 2020, the 254-room hotel will take center stage as the area's newest luxury icon, featuring 32 suites, a signature Poseidon Spa, indoor and outdoor event spaces, an open kitchen restaurant concept and lounge with charming sidewalk and park seating, as well as a sophisticated rooftop bar providing intimate spaces and unparalleled views of Charlotte, appealing to guests and locals alike. The boutique hotel will incorporate diverse offerings including a vibrant art collection curated by Richard C. Kessler, paying tribute to the passionate and vibrant culture of Argentina. Architecturally inspired by the historic Vienna Secession movement and nestled in the heart of a thriving district, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte will serve as an iconic hub for generations to come.   

Conveniently located in the heart of uptown, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte allows guests to experience the cultural vibrancy of the 'Queen City' right at their doorstep. Museums, theatrical performances, local restaurants and nationally recognized sporting events are only minutes away, making Charlotte a year-round playground for leisure and business travelers alike.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte will uphold The Kessler Collection's tradition of providing superior guest services, perpetrating a sense of Bohemian creativity and inviting cultures to connect with unique artistic offerings.

From the East Coast to the American West, The Kessler Collection creates inspiring experiences for guests, offering perfect vacation spots for adventure, romance and discovery. For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit or call 888.472.6312.

About The Kessler Collection

Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, Kessler is a visionary hospitality brand that owns, develops and manages specialty hotels, restaurants and retail. With integrated experience in hotel development, ownership in hotel development, ownership and third-party management — the brand holds a unique perspective on how to create value through quality operations for its owners and unique experiences for its guests.

The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, and a cutting edge downtown icon, to a premiere luxury lodge, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit or call 888.472.6312.

Contact: Ashleigh Dellinger / Desta Gourley / 850.668.2222

About Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 85 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world's most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit to learn more about championing the independent spirit.

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