Charlestowne Hotels selected by AJ Capital Partners to manage first Graduate Hotels properties

Charlestowne Hotels was selected by AJ Capital Partners (AJCP) as the management company for the first three hotels to open under the newly released Graduate Hotels brand. The first three hotels in the Graduate brand are located in Athens, Ga.; Tempe, Ariz.; and Charlottesville, Va.  

Charlestowne Hotels began managing Graduate Athens, formally the Foundry Park Inn & Spa, for AJCP in December 2013.  

The Graduate brand is designed to be a collection of hotels in university towns across the country. 

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Hotel Optimization Part 3 | January 27, 2021

With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event on January 27 from 10am – 1:05pm ET for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.


After renovations, both Graduate Athens and Graduate Tempe opened this month. The 122-room Graduate Athens is a short walk from the University of Georgia’s campus and has locally sourced vintage art to the hotel’s bar and live music venue, The Foundry. Graduate Tempe, adjacent to Arizona State University, has 140 rooms and innovative décor such a large ant farm – a nod to the University’s social insect program - behind the front desk. Graduate Charlottesville, adjacent to the University of Virginia, is slated to open in spring of 2015.