The Kessler Collection

Richard C. Kessler’s passions for art, music, cuisine, culture and design are thoughtfully curated throughout each hotel and experience, inspiring each and every guest.

An inspiring profile

11

Culture-Rich Destinations

12

Captivating Hotels & Resorts

28

Inspiring Restaurants & Lounges

7

Signature Spas

6

Grand Bohemian Art Galleries

4

Experiences by Kessler

1,900

Extraordinary Grand Performers

1

Entertainment District

A visionary hospitality brand

Founded by Richard Kessler in 1984, Kessler Collection® is a visionary hospitality brand that develops, owns and manages luxury boutique hotels, restaurants and retail. We integrate experiences throughout hotel development, ownership and third-party management ventures, creating value for our owners and loyalty from our guests.

May 1975

Richard C. Kessler becomes President & CEO of Days Inns of America.

September 1999

Bohemian Hotel Celebration opens in Celebration, Florida.

April 2001

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando opens, breathing new life into downtown Orlando, Florida.


Late 1970s

Mr. Kessler’s travels inspire a vision for the Grand Bohemian brand. He decides to create a new hotel experience around the Bohemian philosophy of celebrating the arts.

December 1999

Casa Monica Resort & Spa opens after the St. John’s County Courthouse is restored into a Boutique Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida.

December 2004

Beaver Creek Lodge, located among the alpine villages within the Vail Valley in Colorado, is acquired as Mr. Kessler’s first move into western operations.

2008

Kessler pledges over $1 million to the development of the Orlando Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

July 2009

Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront opens its doors to one of the South’s most acclaimed locations—River Street in Savannah Georgia.

April 2010

The Kessler Collection partners with Marriott International to launch the Autograph Collection.


April 2009

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville opens. This turn-of- the-century-inspired European hunting lodge sits proudly next to the famed Biltmore Estate.

March 2010

Kessler converts 7 hotels to Autograph Collection.

October 2011

The legacy continues as Richard C. Kessler’s son Mark Kessler joins the executive team as COO to continue the dream of expanding Kessler Collection hotels across America.

August 2015

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston opens, the Kessler Collection’s first hotel in South Carolina.

July 2020

Plant Riverside District opens, becoming Savannah’s Entertainment District with a JW Marriott, high-end shopping, more than a dozen restaurants and lounges, and a live music venue.

August 2022

Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville opens, the Kessler Collection’s first luxury boutique lodge.


October 2015

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook opens, introducing an unmatched lodging experience to the market.

August 2020

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte opens, a glamorous luxury highrise located uptown in the Queen City.

May 1975

Richard C. Kessler becomes President & CEO of Days Inns of America.


Late 1970s

Mr. Kessler’s travels inspire a vision for the Grand Bohemian brand. He decides to create a new hotel experience around the Bohemian philosophy of celebrating the arts.

September 1999

Bohemian Hotel Celebration opens in Celebration, Florida.


December 1999

Casa Monica Resort & Spa opens after the St. John’s County Courthouse is restored into a Boutique Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida.

April 2001

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando opens, breathing new life into downtown Orlando, Florida.


December 2004

Beaver Creek Lodge, located among the alpine villages within the Vail Valley in Colorado, is acquired as Mr. Kessler’s first move into western operations.

2008

Kessler pledges over $1 million to the development of the Orlando Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


April 2009

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville opens. This turn-of- the-century-inspired European hunting lodge sits proudly next to the famed Biltmore Estate.

July 2009

Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront opens its doors to one of the South’s most acclaimed locations—River Street in Savannah Georgia.


March 2010

Kessler converts 7 hotels to Autograph Collection.

April 2010

The Kessler Collection partners with Marriott International to launch the Autograph Collection.


October 2011

The legacy continues as Richard C. Kessler’s son Mark Kessler joins the executive team as COO to continue the dream of expanding Kessler Collection hotels across America.

August 2015

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston opens, the Kessler Collection’s first hotel in South Carolina.


October 2015

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook opens, introducing an unmatched lodging experience to the market.

July 2020

Plant Riverside District opens, becoming Savannah’s Entertainment District with a JW Marriott, high-end shopping, more than a dozen restaurants and lounges, and a live music venue.


August 2020

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte opens, a glamorous luxury highrise located uptown in the Queen City.

A unique opportunity

“As we expand, we are looking for partners who share our vision to create inspiring hotels, restaurants and experiences, our passion to provide extraordinary service, and our commitment to drive results in every aspect of the business. A true visionary hospitality brand delivers on all of these.” – Mark Kessler

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