The Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla. announced that it is the first hotel to become part of the Autograph Collection – Marriott’s new brand for independent hotels and resorts.
The Casa Monica is the first of seven Kessler Group hotels which have all signed on to the Autograph Collection.
The hotel is a restored 1888 landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was restored in 1999 with Richard Kessler’s private art collection adding to the castle-like charm of its grounds and the grand lobby.
In fact, to commemorate the new partnership with Marriott, Kessler has commissioned the painting of an original work of art from noted expressionist-colorist Jean Claude Roy.
Guests who stay at one of the seven Kessler-Autograph hotels between March 22 and April 30, 2010 will have a chance to win Roy’s original work of art. One winner from each hotel will also be selected to receive a limited edition Giclée of the piece.
In addition to 138 guest rooms, 7 one-bedroom suites and 7 signature suites, Casa Monica also offers two restaurants – 95 Cordova for fine dining, and Cafe Cordova for a cafe style meal with a European menu and outdoor dining. There’s also a 2nd story courtyard with a heated outdoor pool, spa and lounging cabanas.
The other six Kessler Group properties soon to be a part of the Autograph Collection are:-
El Monte Sagrado, Taos, New Mexico
Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina
The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia
Bohemian Hotel Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia
Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Celebration, Florida
More information about the Autograph Collection here.
Photo courtesy Casa Monica Hotel.
Casa Monica: 95 Cordova St. St. Augustine, FL 32084; (904) 827-1888; www.casamonica.com/