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by Michael J. Shapiro | January 27, 2010

Seven properties from The Kessler Collection are to become the first members of Marriott's new Autograph Collection of independent high-end hotels and resorts. According to Marriott, all seven hotels will join the portfolio by the end of April. The properties are the 84-room El Monte Sagrado in Taos, N.M.; 104-room Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, N.C.; 126-room Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga.; 75-room Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront; 138-room Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla.; 250-room Grand Bohemian and 115-room Celebration Hotel, both in Orlando.