ASHEVILLE, NC--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2016) -  A magical forest full of danger, missing children, a grand old home that's as sprawling as it is majestic and one girl named Serafina who can unravel all the mysteries -- such is the beginning of the bestselling book, "Serafina and the Black Cloak" by Robert Beatty. And for the book's legions of young fans, The Kessler Collection's Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville is the only place where the story's second installment, "Serafina and the Twisted Staff," can come to life.

Long regarded as one of the finest luxury hotels in Asheville, North Carolina, Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville combines Tudor-style architecture with boutique amenities. Not only does this enchanting alchemy translate to exceptional stays, it also makes the property an ideal setting in which to film the trailer for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

The book is set within the legendary Biltmore Estate, home to the 178,926-sq.-ft., chateau-inspired Biltmore House. The private home is the largest in the country and was built by the Vanderbilt family during the 19th century.

The hotel's location near the Biltmore Estate, coupled with its own unique architecture, made it a natural choice for filming the trailer. Fans of the book can immerse themselves in Serafina's world when they visit this Asheville boutique hotel. The mysterious stone arches of the hotel's cavernous spaces, the majestic chandeliers over a Bösendorfer piano, the dramatically illuminated Red Stag Grill -- all of these spaces set the stage for a trailer that captures the spine-tingling excitement of the book.

In order to provide a comprehensive "Serafina" experience, the hotel and the author, Robert Beatty also created a room package that includes the following:

  • Signed copy of Robert Beatty's new book "Serafina and the Twisted Staff" (beginning on July 12th)
  • Two tickets to the Biltmore Estate
  • Gourmet breakfasts for two children (16 and under) in the Red Stag Grill
  • Two coupons to enjoy the Serafina Dark Forest Flavor ice cream from The Hop
  • Adventure Map - Guide to Serafina's Mountains to help you explore Serafina's world
  • Serafina notebook, pin, pen, sticker, tattoo, lollipop, and poster
  • 2 tickets to Biltmore Estate (Kids 16 and younger admitted free)

In addition, guests can look forward to a possible book-signing at the hotel as well as a character breakfast to round out the experience.

As details are finalized, readers can watch the trailer for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff" here and sharpen their detective skills in anticipation of a stay that promises to be as exciting as the pages that inspire it.

About the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection
As its name suggests, The Kessler Collection's Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection celebrates opulence, service and convenience in truly exceptional ways. Guests will discover a one-of-a-kind destination where Tudor architecture and an on-site art gallery share space with a luxurious spa, the signature Red Stag Grill and more than 5,000 sq. ft. of glamorous event space. In the guest rooms, historic luxury and modern technology fuse together for accommodations that both inspire guests and meet their practical needs. Plus the hotel's Biltmore Village location puts attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Asheville within easy access, not to mention breathtaking views of the area's iconic Blue Ridge Mountains.

About The Kessler Collection
Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique an unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown icon and Bavarian-inspired Castle, to a high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.

The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit or call 888.472.6312.

Contact Information:

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection
11 Boston Way
Asheville, North Carolina 28803