The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 10 artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants, hosted an inspiring groundbreaking event commencing construction on Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, in the affluent Mountain Brook suburb of Birmingham, Ala. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Continuing the brand’s award-winning commitment to providing superior guest services, Bohemian inspiration and artistic offerings, the property will introduce an unmatched lodging experience to the market.
During the traditional groundbreaking ceremony, area influencers including Mountain Brook Mayor Lawrence Terry Oden and key executives from The Kessler Collection, Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. and Daniel Corporation recognized the incredible dedication to the project, while various VIPs and guests were introduced to The Kessler Collection’s Bohemian-style brand.
“Today is the beginning of a new venture, offering and partnership,” said Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We believe the Grand Bohemian Hotel will be an inspiring place that will meet community needs and surpass expectations, while adding to the quality of life here in beautiful Mountain Brook.”
Set to debut in early 2015 as an Autograph Collection hotel, in the city of Mountain Brook’s Lane Parke Village development, the highly anticipated 100-room boutique hotel will boast an on-site Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, signature Poseidon Spa, interactive cooking school, wine blending experience, 12,630 square feet of meeting space and vibrant rooftop terrace and restaurant.
"We’re very proud to be investors in Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook,” said Barry Bloom executive vice president of asset management and chief operating officer at Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. "When Richard came to us with the opportunity to invest alongside them in this project, it was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down.”
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. The Kessler Collection includes El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, Castle Hotel in Orlando, Fla., Beaver Creek Lodge, Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla., 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 Kessler Collection properties, please visit www.kesslercollection.com or call the Kessler corporate office at 888.472.6312.
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 intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and experiences beyond reason, 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.
The Kessler Collection proudly holds nine hotels as the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, a well-edited ensemble of boldly original independent hotels, each carefully selected for their distinctiveness, style and synchronicity with individual travel interests.
About Autograph Collection
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