The Castle Hotel Opens Its Doors As The Newest Autograph Collection Property

Dec 09, 2013, 12:00 ET from The Kessler Collection

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 10 artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants, proudly unveiled the Castle Hotel as its latest work of art and ninth Autograph Collection property during the official Grand Opening on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Local dignitaries, media, community members and hotel guests experienced the inspiring and interactive debut with alluring cocktails, art exhibitions, fine dining and live entertainment – evoking an air of true creativity, passion and Bohemia that has become synonymous with The Kessler Collection brand.

Guests were greeted with a cocktail reception in the newly designed pool courtyard, a live jazz band and acoustic guitarist mirroring The Kessler Collection's signature Bohemian spirit. President and Chief Operating Officer of The Kessler Collection, Mark Kessler (Western Region) and Laura Kessler Van Til (Eastern Region), The Kessler Collection team and Marriott Representatives Tony Nacci and Roy Nassau all welcomed attendees and introduced property amenities including a lush garden-surrounded pool area, two sky terraces, the Garden Bistro & Bar, signature Poseidon Spa, contemporary Antlers Lounge and more than 9,000 sq. ft. of meeting and venue space. Concluding the evening, guests experienced a complete experiential culinary progression, showcasing every part of the hotel.

"The Kessler Collection is thrilled to announce the Castle Hotel as its newest addition to the Autograph Collection," stated Richard Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection, "Staying aligned with brand standards to exceed guest expectations, the Castle Hotel sets the bar higher than any hotel in the area by inspiring guests with its creative nature, offering one-of-a-kind art, music and cultural experiences under one roof."

Discover the newest work of art from The Kessler Collection. Located in the heart of Orlando's attractions, an enriching experience awaits at the Castle Hotel. Leisure guests, business travelers and those seeking a distinctive venue for a wedding or social event will find a sophisticated and contemporary retreat in the only Autograph Collection Hotel on International Drive. The Castle Hotel immerses guests in art, music, cuisine and culture, within its Bavarian-inspired walls, providing an oasis to travelers with uncommon taste. Evoking an air of creativity and artistry, the Castle Hotel offers elegant accommodations and amenities, inspired meeting space, gourmet cuisine, intuitive service, and captivating views of Central Florida's signature attractions and nightly fireworks displays.

Part of the Kessler Collection, the Castle Hotel is curated to inspire and transform its guests, and as part of the exclusive Autograph Collection, joins a remarkable ensemble of independent luxury hotels that are exactly like nothing else.

For more information or to make a reservation at the Castle Hotel, please visit, call 407.345.1511 or toll-free 855.696.4727. 

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

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit, or explore our social media channels to learn more about the independent spirit:

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