ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) ("Xenia" or the "Company") today announced the addition of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, an Autograph Collection hotel located in the affluent Mountain Brook suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, to its portfolio of operating hotels. In addition to its 100 well-appointed guest rooms, the luxury boutique hotel boasts a grand ballroom and flexible meeting spaces, on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery, Poseidon spa, 24-hour fitness center, interactive cooking school, wine blending experience and tasting room, as well as the Habitat Feed & Social rooftop terrace and restaurant.
"We are excited to announce the completion of the Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook, the second development project completed in a joint venture with The Kessler Collection this year," said Marcel Verbaas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xenia Hotels & Resorts. "This hotel is the first of its caliber in the state of Alabama and its superb, irreplaceable location amidst the unique architectural charm of Mountain Brook is in close proximity to Birmingham's strong and varied demand generators including leading firms in the financial, medical, and automotive industries."
The property was developed by a joint venture between The Kessler Collection and Xenia as majority owner and will be managed by The Kessler Collection. Kessler currently manages four other Marriott Autograph Collection hotels for the Company, including the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, and the recently completed Grand Bohemian Hotel 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 51 hotels, including 49 wholly owned hotels, comprising 13,204 rooms, across 21 states and the District of Columbia. 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 including Sage Hospitality, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, The Kessler Collection and Concord Hospitality. 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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