It is fitting that Richard Kessler is restoring the Italian-Renaissance style Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, for he himself is a contemporary Renaissance man. Having founded the Kessler Collection in 1995, and growing a portfolio of nine boutique hotels, he is also presently leading the dramatic reclamation of the original site of Savannah’s historic Riverside Power Plant, transforming it into the Plant Riverside District. This mixed-use luxury development will feature outdoor plazas and public spaces for arts and entertainment, and a quarter-mile extension of Savannah’s iconic riverfront. Kessler is a prominent patron of the arts, and the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion will exhibit his vast collections of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, furniture, and other fine objects.
Who Is Richard Kessler?