Charlestowne Hotels has named Gavin Philipp as vice president of operations. Philipp originally joined the Charlestowne team in 2013 as a regional director of operations, overseeing various flagship properties in the company’s hometown of Charleston, SC. It was under his leadership that The Spectator Hotel was awarded the coveted title of number one hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.
Philipp has led the charge on various projects, from the restoration of a turn of the century steel mill into The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC, to reimagining a mid-century bank as Nashville’s Fairlane Hotel.
“Gavin offers a thoughtful, genuine management approach that allows him to unify the efforts of his team and partners,” said Charlestowne President and COO Michael Tall. “I am confident that his wealth of knowledge and commitment to optimization will allow Charlestowne Hotels to nimbly navigate the evolution of hotel travel and operation well into the future.”
As vice president of operations, Philipp will oversee Charlestowne’s entire collection of hotels.
Philipp has managed and operated some of the best-known hotels across the country, including properties in Vail, Charleston, Boston, Miami, Austin, Houston and Washington D.C. Prior to joining Charlestowne, Philipp served as general manager of the 4 Diamond Loews Annapolis Hotel, overseeing the hotel’s operations, including its extensive meeting space and guest room renovation.
Prior to joining Loews, Philipp worked with Destination Hotels for 13 years, including a position as hotel manager at Washington D.C.’s iconic Madison Hotel. There he oversaw the $22 million renovation and repositioning of the property, proudly improving the service standards to 4 Diamond quality.