ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) ("Xenia" or the "Company") today announced the addition of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, an Autograph Collection hotel located in the heart of the historic district in Charleston, South Carolina, to its portfolio of operating hotels. The hotel opened after a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 27, 2015. The 50-room luxury boutique hotel is surrounded by local landmarks, shopping and dining. The hotel incorporates diverse offerings including 3,000 square feet of meeting/event space, a fitness center, an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery, wine tasting room, a unique wine-blending experience, a specialty coffee shop, as well as a rooftop restaurant, Élevé, and terrace providing beautiful views of the city.
The property was developed by a joint venture between Kessler Meeting Street and Xenia as majority owner and will be managed by Kessler Collection Management. Kessler currently manages three other Autograph Collection hotels for the Company, including the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront and Bohemian Hotel Celebration. Xenia and the Kessler organization are currently also developing the 100-room Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook in Birmingham, Alabama. This hotel is anticipated to open in the fourth quarter of this year.
"We are thrilled to complete the development of the Grand Bohemian Charleston, enabling us to expand our lifestyle, boutique segment through the ownership of the premier hotel in one of the country's top leisure destinations," said Marcel Verbaas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xenia Hotels & Resorts. "We continue to enjoy a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with the Kessler organization and look forward to working with them as we enhance the lodging experience in Charleston."
About Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 50 hotels, including 49 wholly owned hotels, comprising 13,104 rooms, across 21 states and the District of Columbia, and has a majority interest in one hotel under development. Xenia's hotels are primarily operated by industry leaders such as Marriott®, Hilton®, Hyatt®, Starwood®, Kimpton®, Aston®, Fairmont® and Loews®, as well as leading independent management companies, under various nationally recognized brands. For more information on Xenia's business, refer to the Company website at www.xeniareit.com.
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, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, 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 bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown icon and Bavarian-inspired Castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, 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 www.kesslercollection.com or call (888) 472-6312.
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