Xenia Hotels & Resorts opened the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, an Autograph Collection hotel located in the historic district of Charleston, S.C. The 50-room luxury boutique hotel is surrounded by local landmarks, shopping and dining. The hotel has 3,000 square feet of meeting/event space, a fitness center, an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery, wine tasting room, a wine-blending experience, a specialty coffee shop, a rooftop restaurant, Élevé, and terrace providing 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, Ala. 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 CEO 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."