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Richard Kessler continues to build his Collection

September 6, 2023

“If we don’t feel if that we can add to the quality of life, we say this is not the place for us,” said Richard Kessler. Kessler has spent his life building. Over 50 years of experience in hotel development and hotel management has made the Effingham County native a hospitality industry leader.

“I’ll have a job for a while longer,” laughs Kessler. “We keep inventing new ideas.” His Kessler Collection includes boutique hotels occupying historic buildings throughout the country, including many here in Savannah. He was responsible for renovating, restoring and revitalizing the  Mansion on Forsyth, the Kehoe House, the Armstrong Kessler Mansion and of course, perhaps his most ambitious project, Plant Riverside District.

“I have a good feeling for the city and the people here,” explains Kessler. “Plant Riverside was about adding to the fabric and the quality of life for the people that live here and those that visit.”

For more from Kessler Collection’s Richard C. Kessler, click here to watch the video by Frank Sulkowski from WJCL.