Mr. Kessler is the Chief Executive Officer of Ashford Hospitality Trust
(NYSE: AHT) and the President of both Ashford Inc. (NYSE MKT: AINC) and Ashford
Hospitality Prime (NYSE: AHP). He is currently on the Board of Directors of AHP,
and was previously on the Board of Directors of AHT. Mr. Kessler has spearheaded
virtually all of Ashford's key initiatives including: investments, sales,
capital market activities, financing, corporate credit facilities, joint
ventures, and strategic direction.
Mr. Kessler has over 30 years of diverse real estate experience. He is a member
of ULI's Hotel Council and a frequent speaker and panelist at domestic and
international lodging industry conferences. Previously, Mr. Kessler spent 10
years with Goldman Sachs' Whitehall Funds. Mr. Kessler earned his MBA and BA
from Stanford University.