CH Appoints Three
New General Managers

“Our hotel teams are the backbone to our continued success,” Gavin Philipp, Charlestowne’s vice president of operations, says.  “When we select a new general manager, we look for an individual who will elevate the property, from training staff to nurturing partnerships with local vendors.”


Hotel Online | February 14, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 14, 2020) – Charlestowne Hotels, a leading hospitality management company, proudly announces the appointment of three new general managers: Sam Atwood, general manager at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Sean Copley, general manager at The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, Virginia and Todd Buchko, general manager at Origin Raleigh.  The three additions coincide with Charlestowne Hotels’ continued growth of talent and increased geographic footprint.

“Our hotel teams are the backbone to our continued success,” Gavin Philipp, Charlestowne’s vice president of operations, says.  “When we select a new general manager, we look for an individual who will elevate the property, from training staff to nurturing partnerships with local vendors.”

Bringing more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience to his new role, Sam Atwood will hold his fourth career general manager position at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.  With a keen interest in analytics, Sam’s hotel operations acumen creates a positive environment that both his team and guests will benefit from.

Sean Copley, brings over 15 years of hospitality experience to The Bristol Hotel.  With the majority of his career in the luxury market at Ritz Carlton and St. Regis properties, Sean prides himself as a hands-on leader who strives to provide the best experience for his guests and team.

Todd Buchko joins Charlestowne Hotels with more than a decade of experience, most recently leading the team at a AAA Four Diamond property on the St. Lawrence River in New York.  A high-performance hospitality executive, Todd provides consistent success in property level growth and prides himself on building strong relationships with guests and staff built on trust and respect.