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.
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.