Marriott Launches Autograph Collection

27th January 2010 (Last Updated January 27th, 2010 18:30)

Marriott International is unveiling the first properties in its new brand of upscale boutique hotels, the Autograph Collection. The boutique hotels will not carry the Marriott name. The Autograph brand comprises seven hotels operated by hotel owner Richard Kessler, who is based in Orl

Marriott International is unveiling the first properties in its new brand of upscale boutique hotels, the Autograph Collection.

The boutique hotels will not carry the Marriott name. The Autograph brand comprises seven hotels operated by hotel owner Richard Kessler, who is based in Orlando, USA.

The seven hotels are located in cities including Asheville, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Celebration, Florida.

The company said its Autograph Collection is expected to add 35 to 50 hotels this year.

These hotels feature original oil paintings, marble sculptures and mounted game shot by Kessler, while Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah contains a collection of vintage hats.

Marriott’s other brands include the Fairfield Inn and Ritz-Carlton.