Charlestowne Hotels adds two new properties  

Management company Charlestowne Hotels is expanding in the Northeast with the addition of the Hotel Marcel in New Haven, Conn., and the Lockwood Hotel in Waterville, Maine, to its portfolio. This expansion broadens the company’s reach into two new states. 

“At Charlestowne, we’re constantly seeking meaningful ways to provide value in new regions, and by venturing into New Haven and Waterville, we’re bringing our standard of customization and personalized service to towns that prioritize that for their visitors,” Charlestowne Hotels CEO Kyle Hughey said in a statement. “From location and history to culinary programming, both Hotel Marcel and Lockwood Hotel have all the elements necessary to offer their guests something special. We’re honored to join forces to debut an elevated hospitality experience to each of their respective communities.” 

Hotel Marcel 

Hotel Marcel, an adaptive reuse project that opened in May, is expected to be the country’s first sustainable net-zero energy hotel. The former R&D facility for Armstrong Rubber Company has been transformed into a 165-room property with a goal of being fully self-sustaining, meaning its 1,000+ photovoltaic panels generate solar power that provides all electricity and energy required to operate the hotel. Hotel Marcel was designed to meet Passive House and LEED Platinum standards, and is fossil-fuel free. 

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to its mid-century historic rooms, Hotel Marcel has a restaurant, easy access to nearby waterfront parks and trails, and 12 Tesla Supercharger stations. 

“Hotel Marcel sets a standard for eco-accommodations in the United States, and our sustainability efforts have put New Haven on the map as a hub of innovation and architectural creativity,” said Bruce Becker, owner of Hotel Marcel. “We wanted to partner with a management company that understands and values the diverse needs of unique properties and how to best elevate them, and its many staff members. Through a tailored management approach and the thoughtful hiring and retention of some of the industry’s most skilled hospitality experts, Charlestowne Hotels has identified the formula to help us generate a future as powerful as our building itself.” 

Lockwood Hotel 

Near the Colby College campus, Lockwood Hotel will be the first newly built boutique hotel in Waterville, Maine, in decades when it opens on Aug. 15. As part of Colby College’s commitment to revitalize the downtown, the art-forward Lockwood Hotel incorporates works from the Colby College Museum of Art on display throughout public spaces and the 53 guestrooms.

“It’s important that the Lockwood Hotel offer the Waterville community a deliberate and beautifully appointed space for both escape and togetherness,” said Jordan Rowan, GM of the Lockwood Hotel. “Charlestowne Hotels understands the collegiate market better than anyone in the business and has mastered how to bring that ideal blend of hometown pride and accessibility for visitors to each property it touches. Our partnership supports our vision to bring meaningful value to our community by offering our guests an enriching, locally driven experience as they discover the beauty of Maine.”