Charlestowne Hotels Adds Three Properties to Portfolio

Management company continues expansion with takeover of The Memphian (TN), The Darling (CA), and Inn at Aspen (CO).

Memphian Hotel
The Memphian

Charleston, SC – Charlestowne Hotels, a leading hospitality management company, today announces the addition of three new properties in Tennessee, California, and Colorado.

The Memphian (TN), The Darling (CA) and Inn at Aspen (CO) join Charlestowne’s collection of more than 50 hotels across the country. Charlestowne was selected as the management company of record for these three properties due to the company’s four decades of experience with lifestyle independent, adaptive reuse, condo-hotel, and soft branded assets. In addition to the full management of the three hotels, Charlestowne will also oversee the food and beverage programs for The Memphian and The Darling, adding three restaurants to its rapidly growing portfolio.

“We never tire of the excitement that comes with meeting new owners and supporting them as they evolve the visions for their properties,” says Kyle Hughey, chief executive officer of Charlestowne Hotels. “Each of these hotels provides something unique and necessary to their respective communities. For The Memphian, it’s the locally curated art and interior design that provides a truly unique Memphis experience. Then out west, The Darling’s historic ties and architecture transports guests back to California’s Art Deco period, while The Inn at Aspen offers unparalleled ski-in, ski-out access. We’re looking forward to elevating those experiences through new operational and revenue programs, technology partnerships, and strategic guest marketing.”

The Memphian (Memphis, TN)

The Memphian is a lifestyle-independent Tribute Portfolio hotel located in Memphis’ vibrant Overton Square. The property features 106 rooms and suites, two eclectic dining outlets, and two event spaces for meetings and group gatherings.

Charlestowne will further amplify The Memphian’s bohemian style and connection to Memphis through creative guest programming, localized amenities, and an inspired food and beverage program at Complicated Pilgrim (a full-service restaurant serving regional Southern fare) and Tiger and Peacock (a warm and inviting rooftop cocktail bar and lounge known for its craft cocktails, small plates, and commanding views of Overton Square).

The Darling (Visalia, CA)

This adaptive reuse boutique hotel brings back to life the 1935 annex of the former Tulare County Courthouse, which was abandoned in the latter part of the 20th century. It has now been fully reimagined and redesigned for the modern traveler, complete with 1930s-inspired Art Deco décor. Located near Sequoia National Park, and within walking distance of the Visalia Convention Center, The Darling offers 32 guest rooms and suites for leisure and business travelers, as well as four distinct spaces for meetings and special occasions. The Elderwood rooftop restaurant and lounge offers seasonal cocktails, hearty entrées highlighting ingredients local to central California, and panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The Darling is Charlestowne’s newest managed property in California, increasing the company’s growing footprint to 26 states.

The Inn at Aspen (Aspen, CO)

For the first time, Charlestowne brings its management expertise to Aspen, one of the nation’s most renowned ski destinations. The only hotel at Buttermilk Mountain, the home of ESPN’s iconic X Games and an ideal mountain for skiers of all levels, the Inn at Aspen is a quintessential gateway to the Rockies, providing a haven for both relaxation and adventure. This condo-hotel retreat offers 122 beautifully appointed, rustic rooms, and an outdoor hot tub and pool for easing sore muscles after a day spent on the slopes. Additional amenities of the ski-in, ski-out property include fire pits, a fitness center with Peloton bikes, complimentary shuttles from Aspen Airport, and a 5,000 square foot events space for weddings and group retreats and an on-site restaurant, Home Team BBQ.

The Inn at Aspen joins three other Charlestowne-managed properties in Colorado, including Hotel Maverick, Origin Red Rocks and Origin Westminster.