Hospitality management company Charlestowne Hotels is opening five boutique hotels repurposed from historic structures and landmarks within the next year. Each hotel is derived from an original piece of history, including a midcentury bank building, nine guesthouses dating back to 1790 and a former steel foundry that supplied George Washington Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate, taking localized and curated travel experiences to the next level.
Charlestowne Hotels’ developments include:
- The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens (opened March 1, 2017): This luxury hotel in St. Augustine, Florida comprises an entire block on the edge of Old Town and features a set of nine buildings repurposed from historic homes dating back to 1790, including seven guest houses, The well bar and general story lobby building—each with museum-quality decor from the Dow collection of antiques on display. Complimentary guest programming includes historic tours of the grounds three times a week, a mixology program, and bicycles. Rates start at $199 per night. For more information, visit thecollectorinn.com.
- Fairlane Hotel (Opening fall 2017): Located in the hub of downtown Nashville, this 82-room boutique property is being repurposed from a midcentury bank building. Boasting original modernist architecture and design details harking back to the 1960s and 70s, the Fairlane will include an American restaurant and bar, lobby cafe, and two rooftop penthouses with outdoor terrace space overlooking Music City. Rates are projected to start at $219 per night. For more information, visit charlestownehotels.com/portfolio/fairlane.
Hotel Clermont (Opening winter 2017): Set in one of Atlanta’s more colorful midtown sections known as Poncey Highlands, the 94-room Hotel Clermont was originally built in the 1920s. Its original Clermont lounge will continue to be a tenant, while new hotel updates will include the introduction of a restaurant featuring French-American fare, an intimate lobby bar and rooftop garden bar overlooking the Atlanta skyline. Rates are projected to start at $179 per night. For more information, visit charlestownehotels.com.
- The Bristol Hotel (Opening spring 2018): Transformed from the notable Executive Plaza, which dates back to 1925 in downtown Bristol, Virginia, this 7-story, 65-room boutique hotel offers direct access to the city’s most prominent landmarks such as the adjacent Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Call for rates. For more information, visit charlestownehotels.com.
- The Foundry Hotel (Opening spring 2018): A historic restoration of the former steel foundry which transformed Asheville, North Carolina into the epicenter of Southern Appalachia, The Foundry Hotel will combine three historic buildings to create a 92-room boutique hotel and restaurant in the heart of the city. Much of the steel produced from the original foundry was used to construct George Washington Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate—the largest residence built in the U.S. Paying homage to these historic ties, the new property will include a number of local artifacts and design elements that retain the building’s original character. Call for rates. For more information, visit charlestownehotels.com.