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At the Kessler Collection, we believe that inspiration isn’t fleeting—it’s everywhere. It’s why when you stay with us, we invite you to experience every detail. The bold flavors of world-class cuisine. The curated artwork and thoughtful design in each hotel. The discovery of new experiences and great company. And above all, the inescapable sense that everything is just right. Uncover where inspiration will take you.

400 W River Street, Savannah, GA 31401 USA
The JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District began in 1912 as the power plant for the city of Savannah, Georgia. In recent years, it’s been repurposed as a 419-room hotel in three buildings. The design is a mashup of traditional and modern aesthetics, ranging from polished marble and wingback chairs to exposed brick walls, and even a chrome-dipped dinosaur sculpture in the lobby.
55 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401 USA
In the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the Grand Bohemian Charleston is within walking distance of King Street and Charleston Central Market, among other landmarks. Art covers the walls of the hotel’s bold, elegantly designed interiors, and a 1,100-square-foot gallery is dedicated to emerging local and international artists. Plus, there’s a stunning rooftop garden. Among the enriching onsite experiences, you can join expert sommeliers for wine-blending courses to taste different varietals, sample light bites, and create your own blend—complete with a custom label.
11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
The Blue Ridge Mountains stand in for the Black Forest at Grand Bohemian Asheville, a 104-room luxury property inspired by old-world Bavarian hunting lodges, complete with stag-antler chandeliers, rich velvet and brocade textiles, and a popular mascot in the lobby—a taxidermied wild boar named Zsa Zsa. In contrast to the more dramatic public spaces, rooms and suites are spacious and light with crisp white bedding and tufted headboards; almost all of the bathrooms have large tubs with shutters that open up to the sleeping area. In addition to the rare original artwork that’s scattered throughout the hotel, there’s a gallery featuring paintings, art glass, woodwork, and sculptures from local, regional, and international artists. George W. Vanderbilt’s Gilded Age castle is across the street, and the hotel is within walking distance of Biltmore Village’s popular restaurants and shops and only two miles from trendy downtown Asheville, making it a convenient jump-off for exploring the Great Smokies.
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