KESSLER COLLECTION REVEALS PLANS FOR MORE THAN $150 MILLION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT, EXPANDING NORTH CAROLINA’S FOOTPRINT

ORLANDO, Florida., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 12 art-inspired boutique hotels, continues its expansion across the Southeast by announcing a more than $150 million small-scale mixed-use village development in Cashiers, North Carolinadesigned by architect and urban planner Christian B. Sottile.*

Focused on conserving and preserving the character of the town, Cashiers East Village is set to open in 2023 and will leave around a third of the property open to green space and parkland. The 24.5-acre development will feature various accommodations, including a boutique lodge, mountain chalets and luxurious glamping cabins, as well as two full-service restaurants with a rooftop bar, cafe, upscale boutiques , arts spaces, an events pavilion and village residences anchored by a commercial and community center – Cashiers Hall. Cashiers Hall will include commercial and retail space to support local businesses, such as honey makers, farmers and artisans. Bringing the story of Cashiers, it will also feature educational experiences such as stories from local farmers and community members telling the rich stories of the region, as well as photography exhibits. It will also provide small-scale catering space and an event lawn for outdoor exhibits, art exhibits and special events.

“Together with community members and key stakeholders with whom we have worked diligently, I am thrilled that The Kessler Collection is bringing a destination resort with art, music and culinary adventures to the mountain charm of Cashiers, North Carolina,” mentioned Marc Kesler, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Kessler Collection. “Everything we do is uniquely suited to the community we find ourselves in, and the Kessler collection plans to honor the existing landscape of Cashiers while providing an elevated resort experience.”

The project connects the expanded mixed-use Village, the Ramble Greenway Trail and the Village Green – a bustling 13.2-acre public park located in the heart of Cashiers– while preserving the unique character of the mountain village and the lush forests of the hillside which define its image and identity.

With an estimated phase one completion date of 2025, East Village will be the brand’s sixth property located in the Carolinas, alongside partner hotels Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville (September 2022) and a historic restoration of the Elks Building in New Bern (opening scheduled for mid-2024). The Kessler collection spans Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Caroline from the south. Cashiers East Village will follow the recent Plant Riverside District, of the savannah entertainment district, a $375 million expansion project of the city’s iconic waterfront and the largest redevelopment in the history of of the savannah National Historic District.

One of the Southeast’s premier resort destinations, Cashiers is widely known for its historic village, mountain elegance, upscale dining and shopping, finest club lifestyles, breathtaking natural beauty, and activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. fly fishing.

About the Kessler Collection

The Kesler CollectionThe portfolio of boutique hotels created with passion and artistic inspiration offers chic design, luxurious accommodations, an enriching ambience and intuitive service. Whether you are viewing properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or Caroline from the south, the exquisite art, music and cultural influences of each hotel are deliberately accessible. Designed to inspire mystique and encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in bohemian luxury redefined, from a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, of the savannah entertainment destination and an 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 an eye for the individualistic traveler. For more information on the Kessler collection, please visit kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.

* Sottile has won several national accolades, including the Urban Land Institute’s Global Achievement Award for a decade-long redevelopment, Plant Riverside District in Savannah.

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