Magnificent Seven: Marriott Names First Autograph Hotels


The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia

Marriott International has seven hotels from The Kessler Collection that will be the first to join the Autograph Collection, the company's newest brand that features independent hotels and resorts from around the world representing the upper-upscale and luxury hotel segments.

All seven hotels are set to join the Autograph portfolio by the end of April. They are: The El Monte Sagrado, Taos, NM; The Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville, NC; The Mansion on Forsyth Park and The Bohemian Hotel Riverfront in Savannah, GA; The Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, FL; and The Grand Bohemian Hotel and The Celebration Hotel in Orlando.

"We are thrilled to launch the Autograph Collection with such a distinguished group of hotels," said Arne Sorenson, president and COO for Marriott International.  "Each Kessler property offers a truly unique guest experience and fits perfectly with the positioning of the Autograph Collection – independent hotels that represent an expansive range of categories for distinct life experiences in dynamic destinations." 

Richard Kessler, CEO of The Kessler Collection, said it joined the Collection to leverage Marriott'sglobal reservations system and customer outreach. Marriott plans to add more than 25 hotels to the Collection in 2010 with locations throughout the world.

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