This GM is taking the helm at The Ballantyne in Charlotte, N.C.

The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel. Photo credit: The Ballantyne Hotel. (With more than 25 years of luxury hospitality experience, Raj Radke began his career in his native India at The Leela Beach Resort.)

Northwood Hospitality appointed Raj Radke as GM of The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. In this new role, Radke will oversee ongoing performance, daily operations and continued revenue growth for the luxury hotel. 

With more than 25 years of luxury hospitality experience, Radke began his career in his native India at The Leela Beach Resort. Before joining The Ballantyne's leadership team, Radke refined his luxury hospitality experience through tenures with the Four Seasons and St. Regis brands, gaining managerial experience in a variety of each group’s properties throughout the U.S and abroad. He most recently served as interim GM and hotel manager at The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. 

Radke brings a wealth of knowledge in both general hotel and culinary operations, having held roles as director of food-and-beverage at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and director of restaurants at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C., among others. 

“We are excited and grateful to have Raj become a part of the Northwood Hospitality team. His exceptional expertise in the luxury segment will allow us to continue to elevate the experience at The Ballantyne as the hotel heads into a new and exciting phase,” Javier Rosenberg, president of Northwood Hospitality, said in a statement.

In his role as GM of The Ballantyne, Radke will oversee day-to-day operations of the luxury hotel and The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Radke will ensure ongoing initiatives and activations are aligned with Northwood Hospitality standards, while bringing innovative ideas to the property and creating exciting new opportunities both on a local and national level.

The Ballantyne is a 208-room hotel located in Charlotte, N.C. The hotel also offers a four-bedroom cottage and a lodge group retreat with 35 guestrooms. The Ballantyne is owned and managed by Northwood Hospitality.