Hotel Management Company Delivers a One, Two Punch on World's Most Visited Travel Web Site

  • Charlestowne Hotels, Inc.
  • 01.27.10
Two boutique hotels operated by the hotel management company, Charlestowne Hotels, Inc., have earned the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the United States Luxury Hotel category by TripAdvisor® in this year’s 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Awards.

The two properties located in Charleston, S.C., the French Quarter Inn and the HarbourView Inn, were originally developed under the direction of Charlestowne Hotels and have been operated by the management company for 11 and eight years respectively.  Both properties have earned top rankings such as AAA Four Diamonds every year since their opening, but this latest achievement is particularly noteworthy given that the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Awards are some of the only awards that are bestowed based upon the trusted opinions of millions of real travelers. TripAdvisor receives over 13,500,000 visitors per month.
 
“Charlestowne Hotels’ operation of these two assets has been focused on quality results from the beginning, but rather than resting on their laurels, the team at Charlestowne Hotels pushes ever harder to position their properties under management to achieve lasting competitive advantages,” said one of the principal owners of the two properties, Jay Keenan. 

“We are truly honored to have these properties receive such prestigious recognition.  We strive to provide the highest quality guest experience, from the facility and amenities to the service and hospitality of our staff,” said Michael Tall, senior vice president of Charlestowne Hotels.
 
Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. (formerly Charlestown Management Hotels) is a full-service hospitality management company providing innovative expertise in hotel development, turnarounds of distressed properties, asset management, marketing and revenue management and financial reporting. Founded in 1980 by Everett L. Smith Jr., Charlestowne Hotels has become one of the most successful firms in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest hotel management companies on the Southeast coast.
 
The company currently works with over 20 properties which include the Andrew Pinckney Inn, Best Western King Charles Inn, Best Western Sweetgrass Inn, French Quarter Inn,  The Restoration on King, The HarbourView Inn, Holiday Inn Express Charleston, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston Inn, Shem Creek Inn, and the Sleep Inn – all of which are located in the Charleston, S.C. area; The Palms Hotel - Isle of Palms, S.C.; the Meridian Plaza - Myrtle Beach, S.C.; the Litchfield Inn – Pawleys Island, S.C.; The Inn at Claussen’s – Columbia, S.C.; Rhett House Inn - Beaufort, S.C.; The Esmeralda - Chimney Rock, N.C.; Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center – Sunset Beach, N.C.; and Planters Inn and Hamilton-Turner Inn located in Savannah, Ga.


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