Charlestowne Hotels ends 2022 with portfolio additions

Management company Charlestowne Hotels closed out 2022 with significant additions to its portfolio and a new leadership structure to support the company’s strategic growth plan.

“In 2022, we expanded our reach into three new markets, including California, Connecticut and Maine. We also continued to hone our expertise in managing unique assets with the takeover of Hotel Marcel, which is expected to be the country’s first sustainable net-zero hotel,” Charlestowne Hotels CEO Kyle Hughey said in statement. “It was a year of major firsts for us as well, thanks to the opening of Gingerline, Charlestowne’s first standalone restaurant concept, and the takeover of the Inn at Aspen, our first ski-in, ski-out property.”

Charlestowne achieved a 20 percent portfolio wide increase in revenue per available room from 2021 and 26 percent compared to 2019, more than double the national average (8.1 percent) over the same time period. 

To accommodate portfolio growth and provide advancement opportunities for team members, Charlestowne introduced nine new VP and director roles to the corporate office, established a new food and beverage support team and added three operational roles to provide direct guidance to hotels at the property level.

“Over the last year, we focused on resource realignment, market diversity, and team member growth,” Hughey continued. We’re proud of the leadership opportunities we’ve created for our team members and the advancements we’ve made to fully support every hotel in our portfolio.”

Openings, Takeovers and New Development

In 2022, Charlestowne Hotels opened or took over six hotel properties and five corresponding dining outlets. The management company has also announced two new development projects for the year ahead, with more to be shared in the coming months.

  • Lockwood Hotel (Waterville, Maine): Charlestowne’s 11th opening in a college market, which includes overseeing the property’s 53 rooms and suites and on-site restaurant, Front & Main.
  • Hotel One75 (Hamilton, N.Y.): The newly refurbished 94-room hotel, located 1 mile from Colgate University’s campus, is Charlestowne’s second property in the Hamilton area and 12th hotel in a college market.


  • Hotel Marcel (New Haven, Conn.): Part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, the hotel is an adaptive-reuse project that opened in May 2022, and is expected to become the country’s first sustainable net-zero energy hotel. Charlestowne is overseeing the management of this 165-room property, along with its on-site restaurant, BLDG.
  • The Darling Hotel (Visalia, Calif.): Charlestowne’s first property in California is an adaptive reuse project that features 32 guestrooms and suites, along with Elderwood rooftop restaurant, which Charlestowne will also manage.
  • The Inn at Aspen (Aspen, Colo.): The only hotel at Buttermilk Mountain, and home of ESPN’s X Games, the 122-room condo hotel is Charlestowne’s first ski-in, ski-out resort and the first in Aspen. 
  • The Memphian (Memphis, Tenn.): Part of the Tribute Portfolio by Marriott, the hotel is located in the city’s Overton Square. Charlestowne manages the 106-room property and its two dining concepts, Complicated Pilgrim and Tiger and Peacock. 

New development:

  • Hotel Verdant (Racine, Wis.): An 80-room adaptive reuse project that will have two unique restaurants.
  • A Tapestry Collection Hotel by Hilton (Pensacola, Fla.): A 144-room hotel in downtown Pensacola’s newest master-planned mixed-use development project, The East Garden District. The property will have four event spaces, two dining concepts and Charlestowne’s signature guest-facing creative programming.

Leadership Support Structure

This past year, Charlestowne completed the final phase of a realignment plan for its corporate team. The company made 19 new hires and introduced a new leadership structure to provide more property support and career advancement opportunities for internal team members.

“As we look ahead to 2023, we’re planning to focus on more advancements in the evolving hospitality tech space,” Hughey said. “To further cater to guest trends, we’re also inspiring our on-site teams to become even more creative with guest programming, packages, and amenities. We have the structure in place to continue our intentional growth plan and are primed for success in the year ahead at the corporate level as well as providing our owners financial success.”