Executives involved in the development of a luxury hotel underway in uptown Charlotte gathered on a chilly Tuesday morning to celebrate the halfway point of construction.
The $110 million, 254-room Grand Bohemian Hotel at Trade and Church streets officially topped out several weeks ago but this week, members of the development firm, tradespeople, architects, the general contractor, interior designers and others formally celebrated the achievement by hoisting a beam on the 16th floor. The project, being developed by Orlando, Florida-based The Kessler Collection, is expected to open in March 2020, about a year from now.
John Luckett, chief operating officer at The Kessler Collection, said no two hotels by the developer are the same. This is the first hotel in Charlotte for Kessler, which so far has developed nine hotels, including Grand Bohemian hotels in Asheville; Charleston, South Carolina; Mountain Brook, Alabama; and Orlando, Florida. The Grand Bohemian flag is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.