The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 10 artistically-inspired boutique hotels and restaurants, is excited to debut in South Carolina, with the opening of Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston in Summer 2015. Located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, the 50-room luxury boutique hotel will incorporate diverse offerings including an on-site Grand Bohemian Gallery featuring rare, local and original artwork, wine blending experience and tasting room with curated selections, specialty coffee shop with micro-roasted coffee, farm-to-table culinary offerings with a regional focus, as well as a rooftop restaurant and terrace providing unmatched views of historic Charleston.
Coined a Southern Renaissance-styled hotel, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is bathed in French elements combined with classical European lines all with a modern Bohemian twist. Guests are greeted in the lobby with 4-foot long fringe chandeliers, a custom backlit stone front desk and velvet drapery. Guest rooms, washed in lavender with splashes of shades of grey and chartreuse as the anchors, boast rich printed drapery, and leather chaise lounges. The bathrooms are dressed with marble vanities that contrast nicely with the custom glass sconces and Italian plank tiled floors.
The dining selection reflects Charleston’s low-country backdrop with a garden-inspired rooftop terrace, draped in crystal chandeliers, aquamarine watercolor sheers, and grey washed reclaimed wood. Featuring an assortment of handcrafted cocktails, coastal cuisine and open-air seating, the restaurant overlooks the historic district. Additionally, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is the only hotel in the U.S. to offer a one-of-a-kind wine blending experience. Guests have the opportunity to take home their own customized wine blend and create a personalized label during a 90-minute interactive experience.
At the heart of each Kessler Collection hotel is a celebration of the artistic spirit. Surrounded by the cultural and creative inspiration of Charleston, the property is home to the largest art gallery in The Kessler Collection – Grand Bohemian Gallery, featuring local, regional and internationally recognized artists. At Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, art flows throughout the hotel through exhibitions and artist receptions showcasing paintings, sculptures, art glass, ceramics and jewelry, all available for sale.
For the fourth year, Conde Nast Traveler has voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City, and No. 2 in the World, in addition to Travel + Leisure ranking Charleston the No. 1 City in the U.S. for the 2(nd) consecutive year. Located at the corner of Wentworth and Meeting Streets, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is in the center of local landmarks, shopping and dining. A destination renowned for its historic charm and coastal lifestyle, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston ushers in a new and highly valued experience. The property offers a sought-after Southern luxurious escape for visiting couples, families, weddings, friend getaways and more.
Official groundbreaking occurred on January 22, 2014
- 1,100-square foot art gallery will feature national, international and local artists
- 50 beautifully appointed, luxury guest rooms
- More than 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space
- Beautiful rooftop restaurant and terrace
- Specialty coffee shop featuring micro-roasted coffee
- Luxurious library lounge with business center and boardroom table
- Farm-to-table culinary offerings featuring regional ingredients
- Curated wine selection in the artfully inspired wine blending experience
- Private dining room offered for both business and social events
- Located in the heart of the historic district just steps away from landmarks, shopping and dining
SOURCE The Kessler Collection